We analyze a recent experiment of Sharon et al. (2003) on the coarsening, due to surface tension, of fractal viscous fingering patterns (FVFPs) grown in a radial Hele-Shaw cell. We argue that an unforced Hele-Shaw model, a natural model for that experiment, belongs to the same universality class as model B of phase ordering. Two series of numerical simulations with model B are performed, with the FVFPs grown in the experiment and with diffusion limited aggregates as the initial conditions. We observed Lifshitz-Slyozov scaling t1/3 at intermediate distances and slow convergence to this scaling at small distances. Dynamic scale invariance breaks down at large distances.

Scaling anomalies in the coarsening dynamics of fractal viscous fingering patterns

CONTI, Massimo;
2004-01-01

Abstract

We analyze a recent experiment of Sharon et al. (2003) on the coarsening, due to surface tension, of fractal viscous fingering patterns (FVFPs) grown in a radial Hele-Shaw cell. We argue that an unforced Hele-Shaw model, a natural model for that experiment, belongs to the same universality class as model B of phase ordering. Two series of numerical simulations with model B are performed, with the FVFPs grown in the experiment and with diffusion limited aggregates as the initial conditions. We observed Lifshitz-Slyozov scaling t1/3 at intermediate distances and slow convergence to this scaling at small distances. Dynamic scale invariance breaks down at large distances.
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