Ultimate state of thermal convection

D. Lohse, F. Toschi

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Abstract

The ultimate regime of thermal convection, the so-called Kraichnan regime [R.¿H. Kraichnan, Phys. Fluids 5, 1374 (1962)], hitherto has been elusive. Here numerical evidence for that regime is presented by performing simulations of the bulk of turbulence only, eliminating the thermal and kinetic boundary layers and replacing them with periodic boundary conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number034502
Pages (from-to)034502-1/3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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