9th International Workshop on the
Physics of Compressible
Turbulent Mixing
Cambridge, UK
19-23 July 2004





Breaks and lunches

Tea/coffee will be served during breaks the poster rooms, and lunch will be served in Wolfson Court located adjacent to the main venue. The cost of lunch is included in the registration fee.


Oral presentations

Twenty minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation, with the anticipation of fifteen minutes talking, three minutes for questions, and two minutes for changeover. Audio visual aids include:

o Two overhead projectors

o Slide projector

o A data projector suitable for PC or Apple Mac

o A multi-standard (PAL/SECAM/NTSC) video player

o A PC with Power Point and Acrobat Reader installed

o A display of time remaining for the presentation.


Unfortunately, it is not possible to have a network connection in the auditorium.


Some additional poster boards will also be made available for oral presenters to display supplementary material in the poster rooms. Please let me know if you wish to make use of this.


Poster presentations

Posters will be displayed in two rooms adjacent to the main auditorium and will remain displayed for the entire week. There will be two formal poster sessions (one Monday and one Tuesday), each beginning with a session where authors can talk for two minutes (and present up to two overhead transparencies) to advertise their work.


The size of poster boards is 1.2m´1.0m (4¢´3¢). This is somewhat larger than A0 landscape. You are encouraged to use laptops to enhance your poster during the formal poster sessions, but the limited availability of power outlets in the room may mean that you need to run from batteries. We will have somewhat more poster boards than posters. Hence, if you wish more space, please let me know and I shall try to accommodate.


Discussion sessions

To reflect and enhance the scientific value of the Workshop, discussion sessions have been timetabled for the end of each half day. It is hoped that you will participate actively in these sessions which are intended to delve into any underlying themes of the papers (oral and poster) preceding them and to air (and hopefully help resolve) any contentious issues or novel ideas.



IWPCTM9: Draft Programme
17:00 Registration opens
19:00 Welcome reception
08:00 Registration
09:20 Welcome
Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
09:40 On new possible directions of hydrodynamical instabilities and turbulent mixing investigations for the solution some practical problems
10:20 The Mixing Transition in Rayleigh-Taylor Instability
Andy Cook, Bill Cabot & Paul Miller
10:40 Break
Rayleigh-Taylor instability
11:00 Experimental study into the turbulent mixing transition to a self-similar regime at constant acceleration of the interface of gases
Yu.A. Kucherenko, O.E. Shestachenko, Yu.A. Piskunov, E.V. Sviridov, V.M. Medvedev, A.I. Baishev
11:20 Growth rate of mixing zone in a direct numerical simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor multimode instability development
Vladislav Rozanov, Roman Stepanov, Mikhail Anuchin, Yury Yanilkin, Nadezhda Proncheva & Nikolai Zmitrenko
11:40 Spectral characteristics of turbulence driven by Rayleigh-Taylor instability
Joanne Holford, Stuart Dalziel & David Youngs
12:00 3D numerical simulation of gravitational turbulent mixing with regard to molecular viscosity
A.L.Studnik, V.P.Statsenko & Yu.V.Yanilkin
12:20 Discussion
12:40 Lunch
Poster session 1
14:20 Poster
15:40 Break
Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
16:00 Linear and Nonlinear Evolution of Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability
Katsunobu Nishihara, Chihiro Matsuoka, Gustavo J. Wouchuk , Snezhana I. Abarzhi & Vasilii V. Zhakhovskii
16:20 Freeze-out of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
J. G. Wouchuk & K. Nishihara
16:40 Nonlinear evolution of the Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov unstable fluid interface
S.I. Abarzhi, M. Herrmann, K Nishihara, J. Glimm
17:00 Numerical simulation of turbulent stage of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability with multishock interaction
V.F. Tishkin, M.Ye. Ladonkoina & N.V. Zmitrenko
17:20 Radiatively induced Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
Michel Legrand & Georges Fiorèse
17:40 Discussion
Numerical approaches
09:00 On implicit large eddy simulation for turbulent flows
Fernando F. Grinstein
09:40 Pseudo-spectral Navier-Stokes simulations of compressible Rayleigh-Taylor instability
Benjamin Le Creurer & Serge Gauthier
10:00 Numerical Experiments Using High-Resolution methods in Compressible and Turbulent Flows
Marco Hahn & Dimitris Drikakis
10:20 The Relative Effectiveness High-Resolution Methods in Simulating Compressible Mixing
William J. Rider, Jeff Greenough & James R. Kamm
10:40 Break
Turbulence modelling
11:00 Derivation of a minimal 2-structure, 2-fluid and 2-turbulence (2SFK) model for gravitationally induced turbulent mixing layers.
Antoine Llor, Pascal Bailly & Olivier Poujade
11:20 Interfacial Pressures and Shocks in a Multiphase Flow Model
Daniel E. Klem
11:40 Exact expansion law for Richtmyer–Meshkov turbulent mixing zone
N.A.Inogamov & A.M.Oparin
12:00 Self-similarity of flows induced by instabilities
Ye Zhou and Timothy Clark
12:20 Discussion
12:40 Lunch
Poster session 2
14:20 Poster
15:40 Break
16:00 Multifractal structure and intermittent mixing in Rayleigh-Taylor driven fronts
Jose M. Redondo & German Garzon
16:20 Recent developments in theory and simulation of turbulent mixing
Baolian Cheng, Erwin George, James Glimm, Hyeonseong Jin, Xiaolin Li,  David Sharp, Zhiliang Xu & Yongmin Zhang
16:40 Direct numerical simulations of miscible, small Atwood number Rayleigh-Taylor instability-induced mixing
Oleg Schilling, Nicholas Mueschke & Malcolm Andrews
17:00 Visualizing the onset and growth of secondary instabilities in Richtmyer–Meshkov-unstable flows
Chris Tomkins, Sanjay Kumar, Peter Vorobieff, Mark Marr-Lyon, Cherie Goodenough & Robert Benjamin
17:20 Turbulent Mixing of Multiphase Flows in a Gravitational Field
Edward Son
17:40 Discussion
09:00 Emergence of Detonation in the Flowfield Induced by Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability
Nikos Nikiforakis & Kevin R. Bates
09:40 On the mutual penetrations of two gases submitted to the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability: Part 1 - experiments
Lazhar Houas, Georges Jourdan, Vincent Filpa, Guillaume Layes, Jérôme Giordano, Clément Amagat & Yves Burtschell
10:00 Large-eddy simulation of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability with re-shock
D.J. Hill, D.I. Pullin & R.Deiterding
10:20 Measurements of turbulent mixing within an air/SF6 shocked and reshocked interface. 
Laurent Schwaederlé, Jean-François Haas, Philippe Montlaurent, Claude Rayer & Guillaume Seguin
10:40 Break
11:00 Shock propagation through multiphase media
R. J. R. Williams & D. L. Youngs
11:20 Numerical simulations of pulsar wind-sn shell interaction
A.V.Gorodnichev, G.V.Dolgoleva, V.A.Zhmailo, E.A.Novikova, V.P.Statsenko
11:40 Turbulent diffusion of a passive scalar in a bidimensional flow : Astrophysical application.
Nathalie Toqué, François Lignières & Alain Vincent
12:00 Scintillations and Interstellar Levy Flights
Stanislav Boldyrev & Carl R. Gwinn
12:20 Discussion
12:40 Lunch
Complex acceleration
14:20 Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Instability Induced by Multi-Acceleration of a Contact Surface Between Two Fluids
E. Leinov, A. Formaozo, O. Sadot, E. Sarid, A. Yosef-Hai, D. Cartoon, Y. Elbaz, A.L. Levin, D. Shvarts & G. Den-Dor.
14:40 Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov aspects of Interface Deceleration Mixing
Erik L. Vold
15:00 Numerical investigation of gravitational turbulent mixing with alternating-sign acceleration
V.A. Zhmailo, O.G. Sin’kova, V.N. Sofronov, V.P. Statsenko, Yu.V. Yanilkin, A.P. Guzhova, A.S. Pavlunin
15:20 Nonlinear mixing behavior of the three-dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor instability at a decelerating interface
 R.P. Drake, D.R. Leibrandt, E.C. Harding, C.C. Kuranz, M. Blackburn, H.F. Robey, B.A. Remington, M.J. Edwards, A.R. Miles, T.S. Perry, R.J. Wallace, H. Louis, J.P. Knauer & D. Arnett
15:40 Break
Density contrast and compressibility
16:00 Experiments on the three-dimensional incompressible Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
Jeffrey Jacobs & Patricia Chapman
16:20 Study into Development of Turbulent Mixing at Gas-Liquid Interface with accelerations from 10^2 g0 to 10^5 g0
N.V.Nevmerzhitsky, E.A.Sotskov, M.V.Bliznetsov
16:40 Large-eddy simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence with compressible miscible fluids
Juan Pedro Mellado, Sutanu Sarkar & Ye Zhou
17:00 Large eddy simulations of miscible Rayleigh-Taylor instability
T. W. Mattner, D. I. Pullin, & P. E. Dimotakis
17:20 Experimental study into the Rayleigh-Taylor instability evolution in a continuous distribution density layer
Yu.A. Kucherenko, A.P. Pylaev, V.D. Murzakov, A.V. Belomestnih, V.N. Popov, A.A. Tyaktev
17:40 Discussion
09:00 Mixing in thick-walled and pulse-shaped directly driven ICF capsule implosions.
D.C. Wilson, F.J. Marshall, P.W. McKenty, V.Yu. Glebov, C. Stoeckl, C.K. Li, F.H. Séguin, D.G. Hicks, R.D. Petrasso, C.W. Cranfill, G.D. Pollak, & W.J. Powers
09:20 Time Dependent Mix In a Converging Burning Capsule
G. A. Kyrala, D. A. Haynes , M. A. Gunderson , D. C. Wilson, C. Christensen, F. J. Marshall, V. Yu. Glebov,  C. Stoeckl, C. K. Li, F. H. Séguin, R. D. Petrasso, J. Frenje , S. P.  Regan, V. A.Smalyuk, J. R. Rygg
09:40 Linear Stability Analysis of Self-Similar Solutions for Ablation Fronts in ICF
Florian Abéguilé, Carine Boudesocque-Dubois, Jean-Marie Clarisse & Serge Gauthier
10:00 Postponement of saturation of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability by convergence
J. R. Fincke, N. E. Lanier, S. H. Batha, J. M. Taccetti,  R. M. Hueckstaedt, G. R. Magelssen, N..D. Delameter, M. M. Balkey, S. D. Rothman, K. M. Parker, and C. J. Horsfield
10:20 2D CALE Simulations of Directly Driven Shaped Implosions*
K.O. Mikaelian, H.-S. Park, H.F. Robey, R.E. Tipton, D.P. Rowley, R.J. Wallace, C.K. Li, R.D. Petrasso, J.A. Frenje, F.H. Seguin, R. Rygg, V.Yu. Glebov, F.J. Marshall
10:40 Break
11:00 Effect of Initial Conditions on Compressible Mixing for Multimode Systems Driven by a Strong Blast Wave
A. R. Miles, M. J. Edwards, J. A. Greenough & H. F. Robey
11:20 Colliding Surface Instability for a High Velocity Impact
Vladimir Demchenko
11:40 Shock tube Richtmyer-Meshkov experiments: inverse chevron and half height
D A Holder and C J Barton
12:00 Study of converging reflected shock waves and Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in spherical geometry
S. H. R. Hosseini, K. Takayama & T. Saito
12:20 Discussion
12:40 Lunch
14:20 Experimental and computational investigations of shock-accelerated gas bubbles
B. Motl, J. Niederhaus, D. Ranjan, M. Anderson, J. Greenough, J. Oakley, R. Bonazza & L. Smith
14:40 Validating the FLASH Code: Two- and Three-Dimensional Simulations of Shock-Cylinder Interaction
Greg Weirs, Tomek Plewa, Todd Dupont, Vikram Dwarkadas, Chris Tomkins & Mark Marr-Lyon
15:00 An experimental study of the interaction of three Richtmyer-Meshkov-unstable gas cylinders
SanjayKumar, PeterVorobieff, Greg Orlicz, Christopher Tomkins, Cherie Goodenough & Robert Benjamin
15:20 Experimental investigation on the behaviour of a shock accelerated spherical gas inhomogeneity
Guillaume Layes, Georges Jourdan, Lazhar Houas, Denis Souffland & François Renaud
15:40 Break
Initial conditions
16:00 Effect of initial conditions on self-similar turbulent mixing
David L Youngs
16:20 Dependence of self-similar Rayleigh-Taylor growth on initial conditions
Guy Dimonte, Praveen Ramaprabhu & Malcolm Andrews
16:40 The effect of initial conditions on late time asymptotics and mixing for multimode Richtmyer-Meshov Instability
J.A. Greenough & E.Burke
17:00 Recovery of Rayleigh-Taylor mixing from unstably stratified flow past a cylinder
Wayne N. Kraft and Malcolm J. Andrews
17:20 Experimental study into the initial perturbation spectrum influence upon the delay of the turbulent mixing evolution in systems with transitional layers
Yu. A. Kucherenko, S. I. Balabin, R. I. Ardashova, O. E. Kozelkov, A. V. Dulov, I. A. Romanov
17:40 Discussion
Other approaches
09:00 Stochastic model of turbulent mixing by the Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov instabilities
S.I. Abarzhi, G. Blanquart, S. Fedotov, H. Pitsch
09:20 The multiparametric statistical analysis of hydrodynamic instabilities, based on wavelet preprocessing and neuronetwork classification
Anton Nuzhny, Vladislav Rozanov, Roman Stepanov & Alexander Shumsky
09:40 Using the Green's Function Method to Calculate Pressure Fluctuations in Compressible Multifluids
Baolian Cheng & Charles W. Cranfill
10:00 Laser shock tube. Research & Development.
Ivan Lebo, & Vladimir Zvorykin
10:20 Break
Future developments & NIF
10:40 Suppression of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in the presence of a magnetic field
Dale Pullin, Ravi Samtaney & Vincent Wheatley
11:00 Turbulent jets?
B.H. Wilde, P.A. Rosen, J.M. Foster, T.S. Perry, R.F. Coker, P.A. Keiter, G.R. Bennett, D.B. Sinars, M.J. Steinkamp, B.E. Blue, H.F. Robey, A.M. Khokhlov, M.L. Gittings, J.P. Knauer, R.P. Drake, R.B. Campbell, A. Frank, & T.A. Mehlhorn
11:20 Study of short-wavelength perturbation growth on a NIF double-shell ignition target design
Jose Milovich, Peter Amendt, Michael Marinak, Harry Robey & Robert Tipton
11:40 A NIF 3-D high Mach number feature experiment
Stephen Weber, S. Gail Glendinning, Harry Robey, Peter Stry & D. Tod Woods
12:00 Discussion
12:20 Lunch