Theory of strong turbulence by renormalization
Abstract
The hydrodynamical equations of turbulent motions are inhomogeneous and nonlinear in their inertia and force terms and will generate a hierarchy. A kinetic method was developed to transform the hydrodynamic equations into a master equation governing the velocity distribution, as a function of the time, the position and the velocity as an independent variable. The master equation presents the advantage of being homogeneous and having fewer nonlinear terms and is therefore simpler for the investigation of closure. After the closure by means of a cascade scaling procedure, the kinetic equation is derived and possesses a memory which represents the nonMarkovian character of turbulence. The kinetic equation is transformed back to the hydrodynamical form to yield an energy balance in the cascade form. Normal and anomalous transports are analyzed. The theory is described for incompressible, compressible and plasma turbulence. Applications of the method to problems relating to sound generation and the propagation of light in a nonfrozen turbulence are considered.
 Publication:

Final Technical Report
 Pub Date:
 January 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981cccu.rept.....T
 Keywords:

 Hydrodynamic Equations;
 Kinetic Theory;
 Normalizing (Statistics);
 Turbulence;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Lasers;
 Remote Sensing;
 Sound Generators;
 Wave Propagation;
 Wind (Meteorology);
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer