Sebastian Altmeyer

Sebastian Altmeyer
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | UPC · EETAC - Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering

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June 2013 - present
February 2013 - July 2013
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
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January 2012 - February 2013
Kyungpook National University
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (61)
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The primary challenge in the majority of heat transfer applications, in view of design perspective, is to maximize the thermal transport with the minimum generation of entropy. This paper addresses the numerical investigation of buoyant convection and entropy generation processes of Al2O3–water nanofluid inside a vertical annular configuration havi...
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There is a huge number of natural and industrial flows, which are subjected to time-dependent boundary conditions. The flow of a magnetic fluid under the influence of temporal modulations is such an example. Here, we perform numerical simulations of ferrofluidic Couette flow subject to time-periodic modulation (with frequency ΩH) in a spatially hom...
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This work provides a numerical investigations of propagating vortex flow states (pVs) for ferrofluidic Couette flow with small aspect ratio and fixed non-rotating end-walls. The system is subjected to oblique magnetic fields as superposition of axial and transverse orientated fields. Such field configuration breaks the basic system symmetries and r...
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Numerical investigations of propagating vortex states (pVs) for ferrofluidic Couette flow with small aspect ratio and fixed non-rotating end-walls are presented. We study structural modifications and changes in spatial and temporal behavior for pV solutions. The system is subjected to either pure axial or pure transverse magnetic field, with the la...
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We study ferrofluidic Taylor Couette flow under the influence of radial inflow and outflow in combination with an external applied magnetic field in a finite-length cavity via direct numerical simulations. As is the case for no magnetic field, the base state (cylindrical Couette flow and modified circular-Couette flow in presence of a transverse ma...
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In this paper we investigate the effects of an externally imposed axial mass flux (axial pressure gradient, axial through flow) on ferrofluidic Taylor-Couette flow under the influence of either an axial or a transverse magnetic field. Without an imposed axial through flow, due to the symmetry-conserving axial field and the symmetry-breaking transve...
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We study flow structure modifications due to agglomeration, aggregation and chain formation, also known as elongational flow effect for the flow of a ferrofluid in the gap between two concentric rotating cylinders. The system is subjected to either transverse, axial and oblique magnetic field. Consider elongational flow the torque is found to incre...
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This study treats with the influence of a symmetry-breaking transversal magnetic field on the nonlinear dynamics of ferrofluidic Taylor-Couette flow – flow confined between two concentric independently rotating cylinders. We detected alternating ‘flip’ solutions which are flow states featuring typical characteristics of slow-fast-dynamics in dynami...
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We investigate transient behaviors induced by magnetic fields on the dynamics of the flow of a ferrofluid in the gap between two concentric, independently rotating cylinders. Without applying any magnetic fields, we uncover emergence of flow states constituted by a combination of a localized spiral state in the top and bottom of the annulus and dif...
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We present a numerical study of wavy supercritical cylindrical Couette flow between counter-rotating cylinders in which the wavy pattern propagates either prograde with the inner cylinder or retrograde opposite the rotation of the inner cylinder. The wave propagation reversals from prograde to retrograde and vice versa occur at distinct values of t...
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We investigate fundamental nonlinear dynamics of ferrofluidic Taylor-Couette flow - flow confined between two concentric independently rotating cylinders - consider small aspect ratio by solving the ferrohydrodynamical equations, carrying out systematic bifurcation analysis. Without magnetic field, we find steady flow patterns, previously observed...
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We investigate the dynamics of ferrofluidic wavy vortex flows in the counter-rotating Taylor-Couette system, with a focus on wavy flows with a mixture of the dominant azimuthal modes. Without external magnetic field flows are stable and pro-grade with respect to the rotation of the inner cylinder. More complex behaviors can arise when an axial or a...
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We investigate the Taylor-Couette system where the radius ratio is close to unity. Systematically increasing the Reynolds number, we observe a number of previously known transitions, such as one from the classical Taylor vortex flow (TVF) to wavy vortex flow (WVF) and the transition to fully developed turbulence. Prior to the onset of turbulence, w...
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It is known that in classical fluids turbulence typically occurs at high Reynolds numbers. But can turbulence occur at low Reynolds numbers? Here we investigate the transition to turbulence in the classic Taylor-Couette system in which the rotating fluids are manufactured ferrofluids with magnetized nanoparticles embedded in liquid carriers. We fin...
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We investigate high-dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems exhibiting multiple resonances under adiabatic parameter variations. Our motivations come from experimental considerations where time-dependent sweeping of parameters is a practical approach to probing and characterizing the bifurcations of the system. The question is whether bifurcations...
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Starting with turbulence that explores a wide region in phase space, we discover several relative periodic orbits (RPOs) embedded within a subregion of the chaotic turbulent saddle. We also extract directly from simulation, several travelling waves (TWs). These TWs together with the RPOs are unstable states and are believed to provide the skeleton...
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We investigate the quasi two-dimensional Taylor-Couette system in the regime where the radius ratio is close to unity - a transitional regime between three and two dimensions. By systematically increasing the Reynolds number we observe a number of standard transitions, such as one from the classical Taylor vortex flow (TVF) to wavy vortex flow (WVF...
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It is known that in classical fluids turbulence typically occurs at high Reynolds numbers. But can turbulence occur at low Reynolds numbers? Here we investigate the transition to turbulence in the classic Taylor-Couette system in which the rotating fluids are manufactured ferrofluids with magnetized nanoparticles embedded in liquid carriers. We fin...
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This work investigates the transition between different traveling helical waves (spirals, SPIs) in the setup of differentially independent rotating cylinders. We use direct numerical simulations to consider an infinite long and periodic Taylor–Couette apparatus with fixed axial periodicity length. We find so-called mixed-cross-spirals (MCSs), that...
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We present numerical as well as experimental results of axisymmetric, axially propagating vortices appearing in counter-rotating Taylor–Couette flow below the centrifugal instability threshold of circular Couette flow without additional externally imposed forces. These propagating vortices are periodically generated by the shear flow near the Ekman...
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To set up a mathematical model for the flow of complex magnetic fluids, noninteracting magnetic particles with a small volume or an even point size are typically assumed. Real ferrofluids, however, consist of a suspension of particles with a finite size in an almost ellipsoid shape as well as with particle-particle interactions that tend to form ch...
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The growth behavior of stationary axisymmetric vortices and of oscillatory, nonaxisymmetric spiral vortices in Taylor-Couette flow of a ferrofluid in between differentially rotating cylinders is analyzed using a numerical linear stability analysis. The investigation is done as a function of the inner and outer cylinder's rotation rates, the axial w...
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We investigate the Taylor-Couette flow of a rotating ferrofluid under the influence of symmetry breaking transverse magnetic field in counter-rotating small-aspect-ratio setup. We find only changing the magnetic field strength can drive the dynamics from time-periodic limit-cycle solution to time-independent steady fixed-point solution and vice ver...
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Interactions between nearly bicritical modes in Taylor-Couette flow, which have been concerned with the framework of weakly nonlinear theory, are extended to fully nonlinear Navier-Stokes computation. For this purpose, a standard Newton solver for axially periodic flows is generalized to compute any mixed solutions having up to two phases, which ty...
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We report results of a combined numerical and experimental study on axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric flow states in a finite-length, co-rotating Taylor–Couette system in the Taylor vortex regime but also in the Rayleigh stable regime for moderate Reynolds numbers (\${\leq }1000\$). We found the dominant boundary-driven axisymmetric circulation to...
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The nonlinear dynamics of Taylor-Couette flow in a small-aspect-ratio wide-gap annulus in the counterrotating regime is investigated by solving the full three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations. The system is invariant under arbitrary rotations about the axis, reflection about the annulus midplane, and time translations. A systematic investigation...
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The influence of a magnetic field on the dynamics of the flow of a ferrofluid in the gap between two concentric, independently rotating cylinders is investigated numerically. The Navier-Stokes equations are solved using a hybrid finite difference and Galerkin method. We show that the frequently used assumption that the internal magnetic field withi...
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We present numerical calculations of the linearized Navier-Stokes equations for axially extended and axially localized spiral structures in the Taylor-Couette system. The eigenvalue surface for spiral vortices with azimuthal wave number M=2 shows significantly more structure than that for vortices with M=0 and 1. Islands are found in parameter spac...
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Mittels numerischer Simulationen wurden u.a. Bifurkationsverhalten, nichtlineare Dynamik, Stabilität, strukturelle Eigenschaften und das raumzeitliche Verhalten verschiedener Strömungszustände von newtonschen Flüssigkeiten bzw. von Ferrofluiden im Taylor-Couette System untersucht. Insbesondere wurde der Fragestellung nachgegangen, wie sich der Über...
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We present numerical results of secondarily forward bifurcating, stationary flow states that mediate transitions between travelling helical waves (spirals). These so-called mixed-cross-spirals (MCSs) can be seen as nonlinear superpositions of spiral solutions with different helicity and pitch. Thereby, the contribution of the respective spiral to t...
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We investigate numerically the influence of a homogeneous magnetic field on a ferrofluid in the gap between two concentric, independently rotating cylinders. The full Navier-Stokes equations are solved with a combination of a finite difference method and a Galerkin method. Structure, dynamics, symmetry properties, bifurcation, and stability behavio...
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We present numerical simulations as well as experimental results concerning transitions between Taylor vortices and spiral vortices in the Taylor-Couette system with rigid, nonrotating lids at the cylinder ends. These transitions are performed by wavy structures appearing via a secondary bifurcation out of Taylor vortices and spirals, respectively....
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Stable domain walls which are realized by a defect between oppositely traveling spiral waves in a pattern-forming hydrodynamic system, i.e., Taylor-Couette flow, are studied numerically as well as experimentally. A nonlinear mode coupling resulting from the nonlinearities in the underlying momentum balance is found to be essential for the stability...
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We present numerical simulations of closed wavy Taylor vortices and of helicoidal wavy spirals in the Taylor–Couette system. These wavy structures appearing via a secondary bifurcation out of Taylor vortex flow and out of spiral vortex flow, respectively, mediate transitions between Taylor and spiral vortices and vice versa. Structure, dynamics, st...
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The gap between two concentric rotating cylinders is filled with a ferrofluid. A homogeneous magnetic field is applied parallel to the cylinder axis. The stability of the circular Couette flow is analyzed with different models that take into account the polydispersity of the ferrofluid to a varying degree. Their results are compared and their merit...

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