The intermittent transition to turbulence in open flows (mainly pipe flows) is examined in the context of intermittency routes to chaos. Preliminary conclusions are that some quantitative connections can be discerned, but that they are incomplete. In a similar manner, connections with phase transition and other critical phenomena are also imperfect. Some measurements which we hope will be helpful in developing alternative models describing the essentials of the phenomenon are described. Some difficulties are highlighted.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Applied Mathematics