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Title: The instability of some time periodically forced flows
Author: Sagoo, Gursharan.
Awarding Body: Imperial College London (University of London)
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2003
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In this thesis the instability of two viscous incompressible flows is discussed by using numerical and analytical methods. The first problem concerns the steady streaming flow, that is contained within a hollow stationary cylinder and induced by the transverse oscillation of a solid inner cylinder. The small gap limit is taken so that a series solution in odd powers of the angular variable is possible. From the studies by Hall & Papageorgiou and Watson et al., it is known that the leading order equation has solutions that are steady, quasi-periodic and chaotic (period doubling). Since all the higher order equations are driven by the solution at leading order; the series solution for the steady streaming flow is investigated with an interest to determine any chaotic structures.
Supervisor: Hall, Philip ; Papageorgiou, Demetrios Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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