JETP Letters

, Volume 87, Issue 12, pp 682–686 | Cite as

Passive scalar structures in peripheral regions of random flows

  • A. Chernykh
  • V. Lebedev
Plasma, Gases


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 numbers

05.10.-a 05.20.-y 05.40.-a 47.27.-i 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chernykh
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Lebedev
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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