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Band instability in near-critical fluids subjected to vibration under weightlessness

Abstract : Periodical patterns (bands) developing at the interface of two immiscible fluids under vibration parallel to interface are observed under zero-gravity conditions. Fluids are slightly below their liquid-vapor critical point where they behave in a scaled, universal manner. In addition, liquid and vapor densities are close and surface tension is very low. Linear stability analyses and direct numerical simulation show that this instability, although comparable to the frozen wave instability observed in a gravity field, is nonetheless noticeably different when gravity becomes zero. In particular, the neutral curve minimum corresponds to the long-wave perturbations with k=0 and zero dimensionless vibrational parameter, corresponding to no instability threshold. The pattern wavelength thus corresponds to the wavelength of the perturbations with maximal growth rate. This wavelength differs substantially from the neutral perturbations wavelength at the same vibrational parameter value. The role of viscosity is highlighted in the pattern formation, with a critical wavelength dependence on vibration parameters that strongly depends on viscosity. These results compare well with experimental observations performed in the liquid-vapor phases near the critical point of CO2 (in weightlessness) and H2 (under magnetic levitation).
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Tatyana Lyubimiva, Andrey Ivantsov, Yves Garrabos, Carole Lecoutre, Gurunath Sharma Gandikota, et al.. Band instability in near-critical fluids subjected to vibration under weightlessness. Physical Review E , 2017, 95 (1), pp.013105. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.95.013105⟩. ⟨hal-01475531⟩

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