Nonuniversal k-3 energy spectrum in stationary two-dimensional homogeneous turbulence

Yukio Kaneda, Takashi Ishihara

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A spectral closure analysis and numerical simulations suggest that there may be a class of two-dimensional turbulence in which the energy spectrum E(k) scales with the wave number k like E(k) = Ak-3 in the enstrophy transfer range in accordance with the Kraichnan-Leith-Batchelor (KLB) spectrum, but the prefactor A is different from the KLB spectrum and depends in a nontrivial way on the flow conditions at large scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1431-1439
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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