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Statistics of pressure fluctuations in decaying isotropic turbulence.
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PMID:  16711923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We present results from a systematic direct-numerical simulation study of pressure fluctuations in an unforced, incompressible, homogeneous, and isotropic three-dimensional turbulent fluid. At cascade completion, isosurfaces of low pressure are found to be organized as slender filaments, whereas the predominant isostructures appear sheetlike. We exhibit several results, including plots of probability distributions of the spatial pressure difference, the pressure-gradient norm, and the eigenvalues of the pressure-Hessian tensor. Plots of the temporal evolution of the mean pressure-gradient norm, and the mean eigenvalues of the pressure-Hessian tensor are also exhibited. We find the statistically preferred orientations between the eigenvectors of the pressure-Hessian tensor, the pressure gradient, the eigenvectors of the strain-rate tensor, the vorticity, and the velocity. Statistical properties of the nonlocal part of the pressure-Hessian tensor are also exhibited. We present numerical tests (in the viscous case) of some conjectures of Ohkitani [Phys. Fluids A 5, 2570 (1993)] and Ohkitani and Kishiba [Phys. Fluids 7, 411 (1995)] concerning the pressure-Hessian and the strain-rate tensors, for the unforced, incompressible, three-dimensional Euler equations.
Chirag Kalelkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1539-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
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Created Date:  2006-05-22     Completed Date:  2006-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136452     Medline TA:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  046301     Citation Subset:  -    
Centre for Condensed Matter Theory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India.
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