We present a new numerical Monte Carlo approach to determine the scaling behavior of lattice field theories far from equilibrium. The presented methods are generally applicable to systems where classical-statistical fluctuations dominate the dynamics. As an example, these methods are applied to the random-force-driven one-dimensional Burgers' equation - a model for hydrodynamic turbulence. For a self-similar forcing acting on all scales the system is driven to a nonequilibrium steady state characterized by a Kolmogorov energy spectrum. We extract correlation functions of single- and multi-point quantities and determine their scaling spectrum displaying anomalous scaling for high-order moments. Varying the external forcing we are able to tune the system continuously from equilibrium, where the fluctuations are short-range correlated, to the case where the system is strongly driven in the infrared. In the latter case the nonequilibrium scaling of small-scale fluctuations are shown to be universal.
Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE 2013). 29 July-3 August
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- High Energy Physics - Lattice;
- Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics;
- Nonlinear Sciences - Chaotic Dynamics
- 7 pages, 2 figures, presented at the 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (Lattice 2013), 29 July - 3 August 2013, Mainz, Germany