Intermittency and anomalous scalings of inertial particles Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Small-scale fluctuations of the number density of inertial particles in turbulent fluid flow are studied. Anomalous scaling for the second-order correlation function of the number density of inertial particles is found. The mechanism for the anomalous scaling is associated with the inertia of particles which results in a divergent velocity field of particles. The anomalous scaling appears already in the second moment when the degree of compress- ibility a P 1/27 (where o is the ratio of the energies in compressible and incompressible …

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  • December 6, 2012