The Key Role of Pressure in the Turbulence Cascading Process

  • Patrick BechlarsEmail author
  • Richard D. Sandberg
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 196)


This work revisits the cascading mechanism in turbulence from a novel perspective on the scale transfer and highlights the key role of pressure within this concept. The turbulent cascade is the core of all complexity in a turbulent flow. A better understanding of this process is essential for complexity reducing turbulence models that are essential for predictive simulations in engineering and the natural sciences. Here, the significance of the pressure within the turbulence dynamics is highlighted and it is shown how information about the pressure can be used to interpret and explain certain features of a turbulent flow. It has been shown previously how the presence of a wall affects the dynamics of turbulence. The present work explains how these dynamics are linked to the cascading mechanism that drives turbulence. The conclusions are believed to be transferable to other turbulent flows.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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