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Temporal evolution of periodic disturbances in two-layer Couette flow. (English) Zbl 0880.76055
The time-dependent motion for a two-layer Couette flow consisting of fluids of different viscosities is simulated numerically by using an algorithm based on the volume of fluid method. Interfacial tension is included via a continuous surface force algorithm. The algorithm is fine-tuned to handle the motion which is driven by a shear-induced interfacial instability due to the viscosity stratification. The code is validated against linear theory.

MSC:
76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
76E05 Parallel shear flows in hydrodynamic stability
76V05 Reaction effects in flows
Software:
SOLA-VOF
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