Turbulent mixing and beyond.

  • Abarzhi S
  • Sreenivasan K
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Abstract

Turbulence is a supermixer. Turbulent mixing has immense consequences for physical phenomena spanning astrophysical to atomistic scales under both high- and low-energy-density conditions. It influences thermonuclear fusion in inertial and magnetic confinement systems; governs dynamics of supernovae, accretion disks and explosions; dominates stellar convection, planetary interiors and mantle-lithosphere tectonics; affects premixed and non-premixed combustion; controls standard turbulent flows (wall-bounded and free-subsonic, supersonic as well as hypersonic); as well as atmospheric and oceanic phenomena (which themselves have important effects on climate). In most of these circumstances, the mixing phenomena are driven by non-equilibrium dynamics. While each article in this collection dwells on a specific problem, the purpose here is to seek a few unified themes amongst diverse phenomena.

Author-supplied keywords

  • compared with the vast
  • high-energy-density physics
  • holographic technologies
  • in which turbulent
  • is still limited
  • meshkov instability
  • mixing occurs
  • our knowledge of it
  • passive scalars
  • rayleigh
  • richtmyer
  • taylor instability
  • the problem is relatively
  • turbulent mixing
  • variety of physical circumstances

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  • S I Abarzhi

  • K R Sreenivasan

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