# Reynolds number effects on mixing due to topological chaos.

@article{Smith2016ReynoldsNE, title={Reynolds number effects on mixing due to topological chaos.}, author={Spencer A. Smith and Sangeeta Warrier}, journal={Chaos}, year={2016}, volume={26 3}, pages={ 033106 } }

Topological chaos has emerged as a powerful tool to investigate fluid mixing. While this theory can guarantee a lower bound on the stretching rate of certain material lines, it does not indicate what fraction of the fluid actually participates in this minimally mandated mixing. Indeed, the area in which effective mixing takes place depends on physical parameters such as the Reynolds number. To help clarify this dependency, we numerically simulate the effects of a batch stirring device on a 2D…

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