A REVIEW OF KRAICHNAN'S THEORY OF TURBULENCE
Rept. for Sep 1964-Sep 1966
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LABS DIV
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The principal assumptions used by R. Kraichnan in formulating a theory of turbulence are reviewed, and their meaning is examined in the light of a mathematical model. A regression function is defined and used to evaluate the triple correlations. The importance of the fourth order cumulants is discussed. The merits of the theory are illustrated by comparison with experimental results -- in the case of the mathematical model -- of grid turbulence skewness factor and of turbulence at very large Reynolds number.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics