Presented is a study on the chemotaxis reaction process and its relation with flow topology. The effect of coherent structures in turbulent flows is characterized by studying nutrient uptake and the advantage that is received from motile bacteria over other non-motile bacteria. Variability is found to be dependent on the initial location of scalar impurity and can be tied to Lagrangian coherent structures through recent advances in the identification of finite-time transport barriers.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (page 16)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Mathematics