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Complex spectral properties of non-Hermitian operators : An application to open-flow mixing systems

Giona, M.; Cerbelli, S. and Garofalo, F. LU (2008) In Europhysics Letters 83(3).
Abstract

We study the spectral properties of the advection-diffusion operator associated with a non-chaotic 3d Stokes flow defined in the annular region between counter-rotating cylinders of finite length. The focus is on the dependence of the eigenvalue-eigenfunction spectrum on the Peclet number Pe. Several convection-enhanced mixing regimes are identified, each characterized by a power law scaling, -μd∼Pe (γd, vs.Pe. Among these regimes, a Pe-independent scaling -μd=const (i.e., γ=0), qualitatively similar to the asymptotic regime of globally chaotic flows, is observed. This regime arises as the consequence of different eigenvalues branches interchanging dominance at increasing Pe. A combination of... (More)

We study the spectral properties of the advection-diffusion operator associated with a non-chaotic 3d Stokes flow defined in the annular region between counter-rotating cylinders of finite length. The focus is on the dependence of the eigenvalue-eigenfunction spectrum on the Peclet number Pe. Several convection-enhanced mixing regimes are identified, each characterized by a power law scaling, -μd∼Pe (γd, vs.Pe. Among these regimes, a Pe-independent scaling -μd=const (i.e., γ=0), qualitatively similar to the asymptotic regime of globally chaotic flows, is observed. This regime arises as the consequence of different eigenvalues branches interchanging dominance at increasing Pe. A combination of perturbation analysis and functional-theoretical arguments is used to explain the occurrence and the range of existence of each regime. © 2008 Europhysics Letters Association.

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  author       = {Giona, M. and Cerbelli, S. and Garofalo, F.},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
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  publisher    = {EDP Sciences},
  series       = {Europhysics Letters},
  title        = {Complex spectral properties of non-Hermitian operators : An application to open-flow mixing systems},
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  volume       = {83},
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