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Vortex models of the fine scales of turbulence

Pullin, D. I. and Saffman, P. G. (1995) Vortex models of the fine scales of turbulence. In: Small-Scale Structures in Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence. Lecture Notes in Physics. No.462. Springer , Berlin, pp. 61-74. ISBN 978-3-540-60486-0.

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We survey the current status, prospects and problems of vortex models of the fine scales of turbulence. We begin with the attempt by Synge and Lin in the 1940's to calculate the longitudinal velocity correlation for isotropic tubulence using an ensemble of Hill's spherical vortices. A discussion of models based on the Burgers vortex is followed by a detailed description of the use of an ensemble of randomly oriented stretched spiral-vortex solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations to predict/postdict several small-scale properties of stationary homogeneous tubulence at large wavenumber. These include the spectra of various quantities and the one-point velocity gradient statistics.

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995. DIP was partially supported by NSF Grant CTS-9311811 and PGS was partially supported by the Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG03-89ER25073.
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Subject Keywords:Probability Density Function; Isotropic Turbulence; Vorticity Field; Inertial Range; Vorticity Distribution
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Physics
Issue or Number:462
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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