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Intermittency and Self-Organisation in Turbulence and Statistical Mechanics

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ISBN: 9783039211081 9783039211098 Year: Pages: 298 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-109-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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There is overwhelming evidence, from laboratory experiments, observations, and computational studies, that coherent structures can cause intermittent transport, dramatically enhancing transport. A proper description of this intermittent phenomenon, however, is extremely difficult, requiring a new non-perturbative theory, such as statistical description. Furthermore, multi-scale interactions are responsible for inevitably complex dynamics in strongly non-equilibrium systems, a proper understanding of which remains a main challenge in classical physics. As a remarkable consequence of multi-scale interaction, a quasi-equilibrium state (the so-called self-organisation) can however be maintained. This special issue aims to present different theories of statistical mechanics to understand this challenging multiscale problem in turbulence. The 14 contributions to this Special issue focus on the various aspects of intermittency, coherent structures, self-organisation, bifurcation and nonlocality. Given the ubiquity of turbulence, the contributions cover a broad range of systems covering laboratory fluids (channel flow, the Von Kármán flow), plasmas (magnetic fusion), laser cavity, wind turbine, air flow around a high-speed train, solar wind and industrial application.

Multiscale Turbulent Transport

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ISBN: 9783039282128 9783039282135 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-213-5 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Turbulent transport is currently a prominent and ongoing investigation subject at the interface of methodologies from theory to numerical simulations and experiments, and it covers several spatiotemporal scales. Mathematical analysis, physical modelling, and engineering applications represent different facets of a classical, long-standing problem that is still far from being thoroughly comprehended. The goal of this Special Issue is to outline recent advances of such subjects as multiscale analysis in turbulent transport processes, Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of turbulence, advection of particles and fields in turbulent flows, ideal or nonideal turbulence (unstationary/inhomogeneous/anisotropic/compressible), turbulent flows in biofluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics, and the control and optimization of turbulent transport. The SI is open to regular articles, review papers focused on the state of the art and the progress made over the last few years, and new research trends.

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