New Statistical Symmetries of the Two-Point Correlation Equations for Turbulent Flows

  • Andreas M. RosteckEmail author
  • Martin Oberlack
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 141)


We briefly introduce the two-point correlation equations based on the Navier-Stokes equations for an incompressible fluid. For this special case we determine the set of Lie symmetries, which can be calculated from the classical symmetries of the Navier-Stokes equations and further we present new symmetries, so called statistical symmetries. Finally we give examples where these symmetries can be used, e.g. for wall bounded turbulence and decaying turbulence scaling laws.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mechanical EngineeringTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Center of Smart InterfacesTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.GS Computational EngineeringTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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