Precession, Nutation, and Libration Driven Flows
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.
Guest Editors: Jerome Noir, Patrice Meunier, and Andre Giesecke