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Dynamics of Passive-Scalar Turbulence

Mitra, Dhrubaditya and Pandit, Rahul (2005) Dynamics of Passive-Scalar Turbulence. In: Physical Review Letters, 95 (14).

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Abstract

We present the first study of the dynamic scaling or multiscaling of passive-scalar turbulence. For the Kraichnan version of passive-scalar turbulence we show analytically, in both Eulerian and quasi-Lagrangian frameworks, that simple dynamic scaling is obtained but with different dynamic exponents. By developing the multifractal model we show that dynamic multiscaling occurs in passive-scalar turbulence only if the advecting velocity field is itself multifractal. We substantiate our results by detailed numerical simulations in shell models of passive-scalar advection.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3917

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