Faraday wave droplet dynamics : discret time analysis

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ABSTRACT : “A droplet may ‘walk’ across the surface of a vertically vibrating bath of the same fluid, due to the propulsive interaction with its wave field. This hydrodynamic pilotwave system exhibits many dynamics previously believed to exist only in the quantum realm. Starting from first principles, we derive a discrete-time fluid model, whereby the bath–droplet interactions are modelled as instantaneous. By analysing the stability of the fixed points of the system, we explain the dynamics of a walking droplet and capture the quantisations for multiple-droplet interactions. Circular orbits in a harmonic potential are studied, and a double quantisation of chaotic trajectories is obtained through systematic statistical analysis.”

Durey, M., & Milewski, P. A. (2017). Faraday wave–droplet dynamics: discrete-time analysis. Journal of Fluid Mechanics821, 296-329.


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Tunneling with a hydrodynamic pilot-wave model

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ABSTRACT : “Eddi et al. [Phys. Rev Lett. 102, 240401 (2009)] presented experimental results demonstrating the unpredictable tunneling of a classical wave-particle association as may arise when a droplet walking across the surface of a vibrating fluid bath approaches a submerged barrier.We here present a theoreticalmodel that captures the influence of bottom topography on this wave-particle association and so enables us to investigate its interaction 2 with barriers. The coupledwave-droplet dynamics results in unpredictable tunneling events.
As reported in the experiments by Eddi et al. and as is the case in quantum tunneling [Gamow, Nature (London) 122, 805 (1928)], the predicted tunneling probability decreases exponentially with increasing barrier width. In the parameter regimes examined, tunnelingbetween two cavities suggests an underlying stationary ergodic process for the droplet’s position.”

Nachbin, A., Milewski, P. A., & Bush, J. W. (2017). Tunneling with a hydrodynamic pilot-wave model. Physical Review Fluids2(3), 034801



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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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