Spatiotemporal intermittency in Taylor-Dean and Couette-Taylor systems

  • Innocent Mutabazi
  • Afshin Goharzadeh
  • Patrice Laure
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 549)


Spatiotemporal intermittency manifests itself by the coexistence of laminar and turbulent domains for the same value of the control parameter. In the Taylor- Dean system, the distributions of laminar domains size after algebraic and exponential regimes allow for a determination of critical properties in an analogy with directed percolation. In the Couette-Taylor system, only algebraic distribution of laminar domains size has been evidenced. A turbulent spiral coexists with laminar spiral destroying the occurrence of exponential regime.


Axial Velocity Outer Cylinder Azimuthal Velocity Directed Percolation Nonlocal Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Innocent Mutabazi
    • 1
  • Afshin Goharzadeh
    • 1
  • Patrice Laure
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de MécaniqueUniversité du HavreLe Havre CedexFrance
  2. 2.Institut-Non Linéaire de NiceUMR 129 CNRS-Université de NiceValbonneFrance

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