On the universality of the Kolmogorov constant

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All known data are collected on the Kolmogorov constant in one-dimensional spectral formula for the inertial range. For large enough microscale Reynolds numbers, the data (despite much scatter) support the notion of a "universal" constant that is independent of the flow as well as the Reynolds number, with a numerical value of about 0.5. In particular, it is difficult to discern support for a recent claim that the constant is Reynolds number dependent even at high Reynolds numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2778-2784
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume7
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1995

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On the universality of the Kolmogorov constant. / Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.

In: Physics of Fluids, Vol. 7, No. 11, 1995, p. 2778-2784.

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