Some Recent Experiments in Turbulently Stirred Fluids
It is well known that strong fluctuations in composition appear in the vicinity of the critical point of binary liquid mixtures and simple fluids.1 The equilibrium properties of such systems exhibit scaling that is now understood. Similarly, much progress has been made in our understanding of nucleation and spinodal decomposition when the system is quenched below its critical point.2 In this paper we are concerned with a different type of experiment, in which the near-critical system is in a steady state. This state is produced by continuous, turbulent stirring.
KeywordsSlit Width Seed Particle Turbulent Velocity Turbulent Shear Velocity Distribution Function
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