Lessons from hydrodynamic turbulence

Gregory Falkovich, Katepalli R. Sreenivasan

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Abstract

The universal properties of turbulence, which revealed the coexistence of structure and randomness in the transport of matter, heat, and momentum, are described. Turbulence is huge field with pivotal applications in engineering, geophysics, astrophysics, and cosmology, and is an excellent source of problems for pure mathematics. The emphasis on particle trajectories has brought a significant advance in numerical simulations of turbulence, and by considering a few trajectories of the velocity field, investigators can model the phenomena that belong to the domain of high-Reynolds number turbulence. Prospective research will discover fundamental links between turbulence, critical phenomena, and other problems of condensed matter physics and field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Today
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

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Lessons from hydrodynamic turbulence. / Falkovich, Gregory; Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.

In: Physics Today, Vol. 59, No. 4, 04.2006, p. 43-49.

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Falkovich, Gregory ; Sreenivasan, Katepalli R. / Lessons from hydrodynamic turbulence. In: Physics Today. 2006 ; Vol. 59, No. 4. pp. 43-49.
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