Turbulence in two-fluid rotating experiments: coupling between interface and inertial waves EuHIT Funded Project


Valentin Ageorges
Normandie University, Le Havre, France
Christoph Egbers
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany
Uwe Harlander
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany


Research Infrastructure
Cottbus Turbulence Experiment Facilities, Germany
Facilities used
Inertial Wave Tank a (CoGeoF2a)
Project leader
Jorge Peixinho
CNRS & Université Le Havre Normandie, Le Havre, France


This project aims at studying gravity-capillary wave turbulence between two immiscible fluids in a vertical cylindrical tank. When two-layers fluid systems are disturbed or sheared, gravity, viscosity and capillarity act to restore the interface. It is planned to measure the wave height at the interface between both flowing fluids. It is anticipated that the modulation of the angular velocity of the inner cylinder and the fluids heights will significantly influence the gravity and capillary wave turbulence regimes. The waves properties and morphologies as well as their breakup will be monitored. It will serve as a test case for multiphase flow problems.