Periodic and Chaotic Orbits of Plane-Confined Micro-rotors in Creeping Flows

@article{Lushi2015PeriodicAC,
  title={Periodic and Chaotic Orbits of Plane-Confined Micro-rotors in Creeping Flows},
  author={Enkeleida Lushi and Petia M. Vlahovska},
  journal={Journal of Nonlinear Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={1111-1123}
}
We explore theoretically the complex dynamics and emergent behaviors of spinning spheres immersed in viscous fluid. The particles are coupled to each other via the fluid in which they are suspended: Each particle disturbs the surrounding fluid with a rotlet field and that fluid flow affects the motion of the other particles. We notice the emergence of intricate periodic or chaotic trajectories that depend on the rotors initial position and separation. The point-rotor motions confined to a plane… 

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