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A study of structures with intense vorticity in isotropic turbulence

Presented by: 
A Leonard CALTECH (California Institute of Technology)
Wednesday 26th September 2012 - 11:30 to 12:30
INI Seminar Room 2
The characteristics of vortex structures having vorticity occupying the high amplitude tail of the distribution of vorticity amplitudes in homogeneous, isotropic turbulence are investigated. The geometries and vorticity distributions within these structures are determined by use of data obtained from the results of a 1024 cubed DNS at Re_lamda = 433 residing in a Johns Hopkins web-based public database. Of particular interest are (1) the connection between the observed superexponential tail for the vorticity amplitude distribution and these local intense structures and (2) the dynamics that yields such structures.
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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons