The 3D character of decaying turbulence in a shallow fluid layer

A.R. Cieslik, L.P.J. Kamp, H.J.H. Clercx, G.J.F. Heijst, van

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A canonical laboratory setup to study two-dimensional (2D) turbulence is the electromagnetically driven shallow fluid layer. The argument used here is that whenever the vertical length scale is much smaller than the horizontal length scale the flow is presumed to behave in a 2D fashion with a Poiseuille-like structure in the vertical direction. However, this assumption disregards the presence of a strong non-uniform magnetic field used to electromagnetically force the flow, a vertical component of the Lorentz force, and, most importantly, it oversimplifies the structure of three-dimensional (3D) recirculating flows [1].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Turbulence XII - Proceedings of the 12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference, 2009
EditorsBruno Eckhardt
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642030840
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference, ETC12 2009 - Marburg, Germany
Duration: 7 Sep 200910 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference, ETC12 2009

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  • Decay Turbulence
  • Dipolar Vortex
  • Tracer Particle
  • Vertical Velocity
  • Vertical Vorticity


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