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Critical threshold in pipe flow transition.
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PMID:  18990665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This study provides a numerical characterization of the basin of attraction of the laminar Hagen-Poiseuille flow by measuring the minimal amplitude of a perturbation required to trigger transition. For pressure-driven pipe flow, the analysis presented here covers autonomous and impulsive scenarios where either the flow is perturbed with an initial disturbance with a well-defined norm or perturbed by means of local impulsive forcing that mimics injections through the pipe wall. In both the cases, the exploration is carried out for a wide range of Reynolds numbers by means of a computational method that numerically resolves the transitional dynamics. For , the present work provides critical amplitudes that decay as Re(-3/2) and Re(-1) for the autonomous and impulsive scenarios, respectively. For Re=2875, accurate threshold amplitudes are found for constant mass-flux pipe by means of a shooting method that provides critical trajectories that never relaminarize or trigger transition. These transient states are used as initial guesses in a damped Newton-Krylov method formulated to find periodic travelling wave solutions that either travel downstream or exhibit a helicoidal advection.
Fernando Mellibovsky; Alvaro Meseguer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences     Volume:  367     ISSN:  1364-503X     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-22     Completed Date:  2009-05-14     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133385     Medline TA:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Applied Physics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
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