J-R Angilella

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We consider the rotation of small neutrally buoyant axisymmetric particles in a viscous steady shear flow. When inertial effects are negligible the problem exhibits infinitely many periodic solutions, the "Jeffery orbits." We compute how inertial effects lift their degeneracy by perturbatively solving the coupled particle-flow equations. We obtain an(More)
We analyze the angular dynamics of a neutrally buoyant, nearly spherical particle immersed in a steady general linear flow. The hydrodynamic torque acting on the particle is obtained by means of a reciprocal theorem, a regular perturbation theory exploiting the small eccentricity of the nearly spherical particle, and by assuming that inertial effects are(More)
The purpose of this paper is to study how the geometry and the spatial distribution of energy fluctuations of different length scales in a spiral vortex layer are related to each other in a time-dependent way. The numerical solution of Krasny [J. Comput. Phys. 65, 292 (1986)], corresponding to the development of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, is analyzed(More)
We analyze the explicit contribution of fluid inertia and fluid unsteadiness to the force acting on a solid sphere moving in a vertical solid-body rotation flow, in the limit of small Reynolds and Taylor numbers. This problem can be thought of as a test case where the flow induced by the particle is both unsteady (in the laboratory frame) and convected by(More)
In the present study, we investigate the evolution with shear of the viscosity of aqueous suspensions of size-selected natural swelling clay minerals for volume fractions extending from isotropic liquids to weak nematic gels. Such suspensions are strongly shear-thinning, a feature that is systematically observed for suspensions of nonspherical particles and(More)
A mixing device for highly viscous fluids with finite electrical conductivity is investigated theoretically. Stirring is performed by means of electromagnetic forces provided by inductor wires located outside the flow domain. The flow shows hyperbolic and elliptic singular points. Inductors are displaced in a periodic manner, leading to an efficient(More)
  • J-R Angilella
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
  • 2008
Particle sedimentation in the vicinity of a fixed horizontal vortex with time-dependent intensity can be chaotic, provided gravity is sufficient to displace the particle cloud while the vortex is off or weak. This "stretch, sediment, and fold" mechanism is close to the so-called blinking vortex effect, which is responsible for chaotic transport of perfect(More)
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