# Perspectives on viscoelastic flow instabilities and elastic turbulence

@inproceedings{Datta2021PerspectivesOV, title={Perspectives on viscoelastic flow instabilities and elastic turbulence}, author={Sujit S. Datta and Arezoo M. Ardekani and Paulo E. Arratia and Antony N. Beris and Irmgard Bischofberger and Jens Eggers and J. Esteban L'opez-Aguilar and Suzanne M. Fielding and Anna Frishman and Michael D. Graham and Jeffrey S. Guasto and Simon J. Haward and Sarah Hormozi and Gareth H. McKinley and Robert J. Poole and Alexander Morozov and V. Shankar and Eric S. G. Shaqfeh and Amy Q. Shen and Holger Stark and Victor Steinberg and Ganesh Subramanian and Howard A. Stone}, year={2021} }

Viscoelastic fluids are a common subclass of rheologically complex materials that are encountered in diverse fields from biology to polymer processing. Often the flows of viscoelastic fluids are unstable in situations where ordinary Newtonian fluids are stable, owing to the nonlinear coupling of the elastic and viscous stresses. Perhaps more surprisingly, the instabilities produce flows with the hallmarks of turbulence -- even though the effective Reynolds numbers may be $O(1)$ or smaller. We… Expand

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