Heteroclinic connections in plane Couette flow


Plane Couette flow transitions to turbulence at Re≈ 325 even though the laminar solution with a linear profile is linearly stable for all Re (Reynolds number). One starting point for understanding this subcritical transition is the existence of invariant sets in the state space of the Navier–Stokes equation, such as upper and lower branch equilibria and… (More)


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@inproceedings{Halcrow2008HeteroclinicCI, title={Heteroclinic connections in plane Couette flow}, author={J H Halcrow and J. Gibson and P. CVITANOVI and D. Kasi Viswanath}, year={2008} }