Pockets of turbulence in plane Couette flow: Extended abstract

Tobias Kreilos, Bruno Eckhardt, Tobias M. Schneider

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We track the onset of chaos in plane Couette flow. The formation of a chaotic saddle through a boundary crisis is discussed. We show that inside the chaotic saddle, new saddle-node bifurcations create stable pockets of turbulence, which subsequently undergo boundary crisis. This leads to a non-monotonic variation of characteristic lifetimes with Reynolds number.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th European Turbulence Conference
PublisherZakon Group
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event14th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2013 - Lyon, France
Duration: 1 Sept 20134 Sept 2013


Conference14th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2013


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