Faraday pilot wave dynamics : modelling and computation

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Bibliography, Core Bibliography, Numerical Simulation | 0 comments

Milewski, P. A., Galeano-Rios, C. A., Nachbin, A., & Bush, J. W. (2015). Faraday pilot-wave dynamics: modelling and computation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 778, 361-388.

A millimetric droplet bouncing on the surface of a vibrating fluid bath can self-propel by virtue of a resonant interaction with its own wave field. This system represents the first known example of  pilot-wave system of the form envisaged by Louis de Broglie in his double-solution pilot-wave theory. We here develop a fluid model of pilot-wave hydrodynamics by coupling recent models of the droplet’s bouncing dynamics with a more realistic model of weakly viscous quasi-potential wave generation and evolution. The resulting model is the first to capture a number of features reported in experiment, including the rapid transient wave generated during impact, the Doppler effect and walker–walker interactions.

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Video Lesson – 07/06/2013 – Hydrodynamic Modelling of Pilot-Wave and boucing droplet coupling in a Faraday Problem

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog, On the web, Videos | 0 comments

“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)”

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