Loops in hydrodynamic turbulence

Loops in hydrodynamic turbulence - Katepalli Sreenivasan

Katepalli Sreenivasan
New York University; Member, School of Mathematics
April 17, 2019
An important question in hydrodynamic turbulence concerns the scaling proprties in the inertial range. Many years of experimental and computational work suggests---some would say, convincingly shows---that anomalous scaling prevails. If so, this rules out the standard paradigm proposed by Kolmogorov. The situation is not so obvious if one considers circulation around loops as the scaling objects instead of the traditional velocity increments. This talk is mostly about what we know of the related issues, and the subject should be of interest to all those dealing with problems of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.