Kumaran, V and Muralikrishnan, R (2000) Spontaneous Growth of Fluctuations in the Viscous Flow of a Fluid past a Soft Interface. In: Physical Review Letters, 84 (15). pp. 3310-3313.
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The flow induced instability in the flow past a soft material is studied in the limit of low Reynolds number where inertial effects are insignificant. A transition from laminar flow to a more complicated flow profile is observed when the strain rate of the base flow increases beyond a critical value; the transition is found to be reproducible. The experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions and quantitative agreement is found with no adjustable parameters.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:29|
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