Faraday instability in small vessels under vertical vibration


  • A Zubiaga
  • D Brunner
  • F Sager
  • M Clemens
  • E Koepf
  • G Boiger




The formation of Faraday waves in a liquid inside a cylindrical vessel under the influence of vertical vibration is studied. The stability thresholds and its mode decomposition are obtained using a linear stability analysis. The stability model is validated with a vibration experiment in a vertical vibration table. The Faraday instability threshold is found for accelerations ranging from 0.1 to 1.0 times the gravitational acceleration. The confinement effect by the vessel introduces cut-off the low frequency modes and the allowed frequencies are discretized. The resulting acceleration stability threshold is high at low frequencies and it is the lowest at medium frequencies, , where the discretization of the mode -momenta introduces low stability regions delimited by more stable frequency ranges. The relevance of these characteristics for the agitation of liquids will be discussed.


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How to Cite

Zubiaga, A. ., Brunner, D., Sager, F. ., Clemens, M., Koepf, E. and Boiger, G. (2019) “Faraday instability in small vessels under vertical vibration”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 13(1), pp. 61-72. doi: 10.21152/1750-9548.13.1.61.




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