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Modeling the transition to turbulence in plane Couette flow

Abstract : The Galerkin method is used to derive a realistic model of plane Couette flow in terms of partial differential equations governing the space-time dependence of the amplitude of a few cross-stream modes. Numerical simulations show that it reproduces the globally sub-critical behavior typical of this flow. In particular, the statistics of turbulent transients at decay from turbulent to laminar flow displays striking similarities with experimental findings.
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Maher Lagha. Modeling the transition to turbulence in plane Couette flow. Mechanics of the fluids [physics.class-ph]. Ecole Polytechnique X, 2006. English. ⟨pastel-00675068⟩

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