Cumulant Corrections in Turbulence

Quasinormal Approximation, Direct Interaction Approximation, and Non-Gaussian Properties of Turbulence
  • Robert Rubinstein
  • Wouter J. T. Bos
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 141)

Abstract

The calculation of fourth-order cumulants by Kraichnan’s direct interaction approximation is reviewed and applied to the Batchelor-Howells-Townsend spectrum in low Prandtl number scalar convection.

Keywords

Passive Scalar Fourier Amplitude Correlation Tensor Linear Response Function Fourth Order Correlation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Rubinstein
    • 1
  • Wouter J. T. Bos
    • 2
  1. 1.Newport NewsNewport NewsUSA
  2. 2.CNRS-LMFA, Ecole Centrale de LyonUniversité de LyonEcullyFrance

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