Precession and nutation (periodic changes in the orientation of the rotation axis) as well as libration (variations of the orientation of the principal moments of inertia) of a rotating fluid cavity are of interest in a broad range of applications. These span from planetary cores, atmospheres, oceans dynamics, and planetary and laboratory magnetic field generation to mixing in industrial processes and trajectory stabilization of satellites with a liquid payload. This special topic aims to provide a state of the fluid dynamics fundamental research in the field, and welcomes all theoretical, numerical, and experimental investigations.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- rotating flows
- planetary atmospheres
- planetary magnetic fields
Jerome Noir, ETH Zurich
Patrice Meunier, Institute for Research on Non-Equilibrium Phenomena
Andre Giesecke, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf