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P-23 Extreme Fluids Team


Instabilities, Mixing & Turbulence                  

We are performing high-resolution experiments to understand mixing transition and turbulence. There are many unanswered questions:

• How is variable-density mixing different than when two fluids of the same density mix? 

• How does the flow mix?  How do we quantify mixing?

• What are the effects of Mach number on mixing of shocked flows? 

• How do frequencies and amplitudes of perturbations in the initial conditions impact the mixing?



Density & Velocity field images of air (top) and SF6 (bottom) jets in coflow