Turbulent Flows

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Abstract

Turbulence is a widespread phenomenon in the dynamics of fluids. For decades, it has stimulated scientific research across various fields of mathematics, engineering and physics. Turbulent motion can be made visible by observing cloud formation in the atmosphere, for example. An overwhelming number of possible patterns in the motion underlies the complexity of this phenomenon. Turbulence is a state of a fluid which, in the case of neutral fluids, is governed by the Navier-Stokes equation. The problem of turbulence lies in the difficulty of describing a solution to the dynamical equation.

Keywords

Inertial Range Fluid Element Jacobian Determinant Noise Field Functional Probability Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUK

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