Strongly Anisotropic Turbulence, Statistical Theory and DNS

  • Claude Cambon
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 105)


Complete anisotropy of second-order statistics is parametrized in Fourier space, in terms of directional and polarization dependence. This description is shown to be useful to analyze homogeneous anisotropic turbulence, interacting with various body forces and/or in the presence of large-scale ‘mean’ gradients. As far as possible, both statistical theory, ranging from ‘Rapid Distortion Theory’ to nonlinear theories including it, and recent, often original, DNS data are investigated. Applications to strongly anisotropic turbulence are surveyed, in a rotating, then in a stably stratified fluid. The cases of homogeneous shear, simplified MHD with external magnetic field, and weakly compressible quasi-isentropic flows are touched upon using the same theoretical approach.


Fourier Space Linear Solution Homogeneous Turbulence Alfven Wave Homogeneous Shear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Cambon
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d’ Acoustique, École Centrale de LyonUCBL, INSA, CNRSEcully CedexFrance

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