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Higher recall of bizarre images relative to common images (the bizarreness effect) is consistently found when bizarreness is varied as a within-subject (mixed-list) variable. In Experiment 1, mixed lists, rather than the smaller number of bizarre sentences typically used in such lists, determined the occurrence of the bizarreness effect. Contrary to(More)
In this paper, simulations are performed of the thermocapillary motion of three-dimensional and axisymmetric drops in a confined apparatus. The refined level-set grid method is used to track the interface and resolve very small deformations. We compare our results to theoretically predicted thermocapillary migration velocities of drops and to experimentally(More)
We examine the benefits of performing a joint LIGO–Virgo search for transient signals. We do this by adding burst and inspiral signals to 24 hours of simulated detector data. We find significant advantages to performing a joint coincidence analysis, above either a LIGO only or Virgo only search. These include an increased detection efficiency, at a fixed(More)
We present a comparative study of 6 search methods for gravitational wave bursts using simulated LIGO and Virgo noise data. The data's spectra were chosen to follow the design sensitivity of the two 4km LIGO interferometers and the 3km Virgo interferometer. The searches were applied on replicas of the data sets to which 8 different signals were injected.(More)
Code verification answers the question: " Is this code solving the equations cor-rectly? " Validation answers the question: " Is this code solving the correct equations? " Code verification must be performed before attempting validation and is the focus of this paper. Here we present a novel method of applying the method of manufactured solutions (MMS) to(More)
In this paper we report on a numerical method to include Marangoni forces into a finite-volume solver for multi-phase flows. Our work is motivated by the question of whether thermal fluctuations typically found in combustion applications can impact the atomiza-tion of fuel drops due to variations in surface tension. To verify and validate our proposed(More)
In a recent paper [Phys. Rev. E 85, 016308 (2012)], we reported on numerical simulations of swirling two-phase flows in which for cases where the viscosity of the upper fluid is sufficiently smaller than that of the lower fluid, a small region of reversed flow is present on the interface. In this Brief Report, we show that the reported reversed flow is grid(More)
The flow of two immiscible fluids completely filling an enclosed cylinder and driven by the rotation of the bottom end wall is studied numerically. The simulations are in parameter regimes where there is significant advection of angular momentum, i.e., the disk rotation rate is fast compared to the viscous diffusion time. We consider two classes of(More)