Error growth in three-dimensional homogeneous turbulence

Katsunori Yoshimatsu, Taketo Ariki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


We study the evolution of an error field defined by the difference between two velocity fields in statistically identical three-dimensional incompressible homogeneous turbulence. We assume that the initial error resides only in a high wavenumber range. A theoretical analysis based on a self-similarity assumption for the large-scale error field evolution shows that the growth of the error energy spectrum is characterized by both the total error energy and the integral length scales of the error field. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of the error field in incompressible turbulence in a periodic box shows that this characterization holds well in a time period. In addition, scale-dependent error energy production is discussed by using the DNS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124401
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Error growth in three-dimensional homogeneous turbulence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this