“Recent experiments by two groups, Yves Couder (Paris) and John

Bush (MIT) have shown experimentally that droplets will bounce on the

surface of a vertically vibrated bath (instead of coalescing with it),

generating a Faraday-type wavefield at every bounce. From this state, a

pitchfork symmetry breaking bifurcation leads to a “walking” state whereby

the bouncing droplet is “guided” by the self-generated wavefield – the

droplet’s pilot wave. Once this state is achieved a large array of

interesting dynamics ensues with surprising analogies to quantum

mechanical behaviour. We will present a coupled particle-fluid model that

can can be used simulate the dynamics of this problem. This is joint work

with John Bush, Andre Nachbin (IMPA) and Carlos Galeano (IMPA)”

# Bouncing droplet project — single-slit diffraction

A video from TAFLAB at Berkeley University

# SPH Simulation of a walking droplet

A new kind of simulation using Smoothed particle hydrodynamics by Diego Molteni, Università degli studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimic

# Influence of a local change of depth on the behavior of bouncing oil drops

Carmigniani, R., Lapointe, S., Symon, S., & McKeon, B. J. (2013). Influence of a local change of depth on the behavior of bouncing oil drops. *arXiv preprint arXiv:1310.2662*.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.2662.pdf

Full (Subscription required) : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0894177713003038

From caltech Mc Keon Research Group : http://www.mckeon.caltech.edu/publications/journal.html

Abstract :

The work of Couder et al [1] (see also Bush et al [3, 4]) inspired consideration of the impact of a submerged obstacle, providing a local change of depth, on the behavior of oil drops in the bouncing regime. In the linked videos, we recreate some of their results for a drop bouncing on a uniform depth bath of the same liquid undergoing vertical oscillations just below the conditions for Faraday instability, and show a range of new behaviors associated with change of depth.

This article accompanies a uid dynamics video entered into the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.

And a very interesting video showing the influence of depth on the trajectory :

Source : http://arxiv.org/src/1310.2662v1/anc/V102356_InfluenceLocalChangeDepth_BouncingDrop.mp4

# Dotwave @ 240 frame per Seconds with modified GoPro

This is how precise my temporal resolution can be with my modified goPro and (at last) a good lens : 240 fps ( @848×480 )

Forcing freq is 60 Hz, so Faraday Freq is 30Hz, so for the usual walking mode we have 8 frame during the period of the vertical dynamic. Hence we can observe the dynamic without any strobe effect.

Question: What is the (m, n) mode of the first droplet shown in the movie ?

# Dotwave Sonification

Even if the ear cannot detect any transition on this one, it might give somebody … ideas ?

( Sound is the derivative of the sum of all field values at the center )

# Spin Inversion : deterministic & chaotic superposition

# Surfer DotWave attached to a spring moving with no viscosity

Surfer attached to a spring moving with no viscosity

Integration of motion equation is done continuously via matlab DELAY DIFERENTIAL EQUATION (ddesd) solver

Hence, the dot “reads” continuously the value of the field

In the mean time, the dot “writes” to the field evry T_F (that is a “bounce”) : at each bounce, a local wave field represented by a Bessel JO function is created, which is then slowly damped (That is the memory Me parameter)

Interferences between the waves created by the last previous 300 bounces (THAT IS THE CUTOFF parameter) are computed at each integration step to obtain the shape of the wave and the motion of the dot.

# Spin Inversions

On this purely deterministic superfluid simulation of a dotwave in a harmonic potential ( dot attached to a spring, no viscous dissipation, D=0), the dot has successive clockwise and anti-clockwise circle-like motions, separated by intermittences with null mean angular momentum

# Particle in a box – DotWave Self-Interference tracking and statistics

Wave particle in a 1-D box, tracking and statistics

# Dotwave in a monodimensionnal box

# DotWaves interactions

# particle-Wave in a ring : a Dotwave Collisionner

Could such a setup be used to create a microfluidic “in-a-droplet” chemical reactor mixer ?

# Classical analog of quantum eigenstate – Orbits and trajectory level

On this video, you’ll see :

- How 2 dotwaves can synchronize on 2 orbits

- How a dotwave can change his orbit (with a little help from the experimentator)

Video shot with a 30 Hz camera, at a forcing frequency of 60 Hz, hence not much stroboscopic flickering

The bath is excited just at the Faraday llevel, or slighly upper.

# Dotwave in a box : emergence of normal mode

On this video, the walking droplet is confined in a small cavity (Approx. 6 to 8 times the faraday wavelength)

We observe the emergence of several normal modes of vibration of a walking droplet in a circular corral.

At first, the movement seems “random”, then, the whole wave-particle system synchronizes, and starts turning alltogether.

Differrent modes are possible, with different radius for the droplet trajectory : on this video we see a mode with the droplet on a large radius trajectory, and also a mode where the droplet is on a short radius trajectory

Its seems that thoses radius coincide with with the knots ofs thefaraday standing waves of the cavity, hence we have a quantization of the radius of the different trajectories.

# Vibration modes of a walking droplet trapped in a small circular box

When a walking droplet is trapped in a small box, the waves that it has generated extends to the whole frame.

Thus those waves can resonate and form normal modes of vibration inside the cavity.

The droplet is then forced to move according to this normal wave field

# 2 walking droplets getting attracted

When two walking droplets start turning around each other, the distance between them is n times the wavelength (with n an integer) plus a constant.

# “Tunnel effect “

Walking droplet trapped in a square box escapes after many rebounds.

( Watch a “tunnel effect” at 2’30)

# Droplet Mix : about stroboscopic effect

Bouncing, colliding, mixing, dancing, floating droplets

# Walking droplet X800 progressive slow motion

Trapped in a circular box, shot at 1000 frames per second .