Deformation and transport of an elastic
fibre in a viscous cellular flow
(Collaboration with Olivia du Roure and Mike
deformation of an elastic filament is
studied in the vicinity of a stagnation
point. Its deformation
is shown to modify its transport properties in
the cellular flow.
The picture shows a rigid centimetric
filament (bottom left)
and a flexible filament (upper right) in the
same viscous flow of
counter rotating vortices.