Date of Award

8-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

College/School

College of Science and Mathematics

Department/Program

Mathematical Sciences

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Eric Forgoston

Committee Member

Ashwin Vaidya

Committee Member

Bogdan Nita

Subject(s)

Lagrangian functions, Fluid dynamics

Abstract

In order to better understand and make use of complex fluid systems, regions of similar behavior can be categorized, thus reducing the problem to one of identifying the important structures within the fluid system, and examining their interaction. An important category of fluid structures are those known as Lagrangian Coherent Structures. An experimental setup has been constructed in order to study methods for improving the detection of Lagrangian Coherent Structures, and experimental data has been analyzed in order to verify the experimental setup. Several modifications to the basic gyre flow have been analyzed in order to provide direction, and a point of reference to built upon in the future.

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Mathematics Commons

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