Skip to main content


eCommons@Cornell >
American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics >
Fluid Dynamics Videos >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Direct Numerical Simulation of 3D Salt Fingers: From Secondary Instability to Chaotic Convection
Authors: Simeonov, Julian
Stern, Melvin
Radko, Timour
Keywords: salt fingers
direct simulations
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2009
Abstract: The amplification and equilibration of three-dimensional salt fingers in unbounded uniform vertical gradients of temperature and salinity is studied with a Direct Numerical Simulation in a triply periodic computational domain. A fluid dynamics video of the simulation shows that the secondary instability of the fastest growing square-planform finger mode is a combination of the well-known vertical shear instability of two-dimensional fingers [Holyer, 1984] and a new horizontal shear mode.
Appears in Collections:Fluid Dynamics Videos

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
simeonov_fingers_half_mpg1.mp4 9.84 MBMPEGView/Open
simeonov_fingers_full_mpg2.mp4 83.04 MBMPEGView/Open

Refworks Export

Items in eCommons are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


© 2014 Cornell University Library Contact Us