Characterizing Dynamical Complexity in Interfacial Waves
Waves on a fluid interface may be excited parametrically by vertical excitation of the container (Faraday, 1831). These waves illustrate the full spectrum of dynamical complexity, including stationary patterns, periodically or chaotically oscillating patterns, and spatiotemporal chaos. A variety of experiments performed at Haverford and illustrating these phenomena are reviewed, with emphasis on the development of methods for studying complex dynamics. A general review of this problem has been given by Miles & Henderson (1990).
KeywordsOrientational Order Vertical Excitation Interfacial Wave Spatiotemporal Chaos Rectangular Container
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