Emergence of chaos in a viscous solution of rods.

  title={Emergence of chaos in a viscous solution of rods.},
  author={Emmanuel Lance Christopher Vi Medillo Plan and Stefano Musacchio and Dario Vincenzi},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={96 5-1},
It is shown that the addition of small amounts of microscopic rods in a viscous fluid at low Reynolds number causes a significant increase of the flow resistance. Numerical simulations of the dynamics of the solution reveal that this phenomenon is associated to a transition from laminar to chaotic flow. Polymer stresses give rise to flow instabilities which… CONTINUE READING