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Dynamical aspect of entropy transfer in free convection turbulence

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Title: Dynamical aspect of entropy transfer in free convection turbulence
Authors: Toh, Sadayoshi Browse this author
Iima, Makoto Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: Mar-2000
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Journal Title: Physical Review E
Volume: 61
Issue: 3
Start Page: 2626
End Page: 2639
Publisher DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.61.2626
Abstract: From a dynamical perspective, entropy transfer processes are investigated in two-dimensional free convection turbulence in comparison with an entropy cascade picture based on the coupled dynamics of the T vorticity χ≡(∂yT,-∂xT) and the velocity gradient tensor. Typical entropy transfer processes are observed in direct numerical simulations. For these processes, two characteristic times, the transfer time and the staying time are determined: the former time obeys a Bolgiano-Obukhov (BO) time scaling corresponding to the eddy turnover time in energy cascade. It is suggested that this typical transfer process is not an elementary process of cascade but a dynamical manifestation of intermittency. To examine the meaning of the characteristic times of the typical entropy transfer process, a shell model is constructed based on the entropy cascade picture. By this model, it is shown numerically that typical entropy transfer processes are regarded as the fluctuations satisfying a dynamical similarity. This similarity proved by perturbation analysis requires naturally that the transfer time should obey the BO time scaling.
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