Scale-similar clustering of heavy particles in the inertial range of turbulence

Taketo Ariki, Kyo Yoshida, Keigo Matsuda, Katsunori Yoshimatsu

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Heavy particle clustering in turbulence is discussed from both phenomenological and analytical points of view, where the -4/3 power law of the pair-correlation function is obtained in the inertial range. A closure theory explains the power law in terms of the balance between turbulence mixing and preferential-concentration mechanism. The obtained -4/3 power law is supported by a direct numerical simulation of particle-laden turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033109
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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