Passive scalar structures in peripheral regions of random flows
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The statistical properties of the passive scalar near walls in random flows assuming a weakness of its diffusion have been investigated. Then, at advanced stages of the passive scalar mixing, its unmixed residue is concentrated in a narrow diffusive layer near the wall. The numerical simulations have revealed the structures responsible for the passive scalar transport to the bulk; these are passive scalar tongues pulled from the diffusive boundary layer. The passive scalar integrated along the wall possesses a well-pronounced scaling behavior. An analytical scheme, giving exponents of the integral passive scalar moments has been proposed. The exponents reasonably agree with the calculations in 3d.
PACS numbers05.10.-a 05.20.-y 05.40.-a 47.27.-i
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