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Kinetic energy generated by the incompressible Richtmyer–Meshkov instability in a continuously stratified fluid

Saffman, P. G. and Meiron, D. I. (1989) Kinetic energy generated by the incompressible Richtmyer–Meshkov instability in a continuously stratified fluid. Physics of Fluids A, 1 (11). pp. 1767-1771. ISSN 0899-8213. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SAFpofa89b

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Abstract

The problem of calculating the kinetic energy created by impulsive acceleration of an incompressible continuously stratified fluid is formulated. Solutions are obtained for small density perturbations and a particular profile for various Atwood numbers and length scales. The kinetic energy is reduced when the undisturbed density variation is more diffuse.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1989 American Institute of Physics. Received 21 March 1989; accepted 13 July 1989. We wish to thank Dr. C.E. Leith for suggesting this investigation. This work was supported by the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (7191705-DOEW-7405-ENG-48).
Subject Keywords:FLUIDS, STRATIFICATION, KINETIC ENERGY, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, INSTABILITY, DENSITY, NONLINEAR PROBLEMS, SIMULATION, AMPLITUDES, TURBULENCE, INITIAL CONDITIONS
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