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Turbulence decay rate as a measure of flow dimensionality

Shats, Michael; Byrne, David; Xia, Hua


The dimensionality of turbulence in fluid layers determines their properties. We study electromagnetically driven flows in finite-depth fluid layers and show that eddy viscosity, which appears as a result of three-dimensional motions, leads to increased bottom damping. The anomaly coefficient, which characterizes the deviation of damping from the one derived using a quasi-two-dimensional model, can be used as a measure of the flow dimensionality. Experiments in turbulent layers show that when...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.264501


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