Vortex statistics for turbulence in a container with rigid boundaries

H.J.H. Clercx, A.H. Nielsen

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    The evolution of vortex statistics for decaying two-dimensional turbulence in a square container with rigid no-slip walls is compared with a few available experimental results and with the scaling theory of two-dimensional turbulent decay as proposed by Carnevale et al. Power-law exponents, computed from an ensemble average of several numerical runs, coincide with some experimentally obtained values, but not with data obtained from numerical simulations of decaying two-dimensional turbulence with periodic boundary conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)752-755
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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