Wave turbulence buildup in a vibrating plate

María Inés Auliel, Benjamin Miquel, Nicolas Mordant
2015 European Physical Journal B : Condensed Matter Physics  
We report experimental and numerical results on the buildup of the energy spectrum in wave turbulence of a vibrating thin elastic plate. Three steps are observed: first a short linear stage, then the turbulent spectrum is constructed by the propagation of a front in wave number space and finally a long time saturation due to the action of dissipation. The propagation of a front at the second step is compatible with scaling predictions from the Weak Turbulence Theory.
doi:10.1140/epjb/e2015-60256-5 fatcat:4i5m66yfl5evpjpesfxjoawn4e