Interface dimension in intermittent turbulence

Charles Meneveau, K. R. Sreenivasan

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We elaborate on a result obtained in Sreenivasan, Ramshankar, and Meneveau [Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 421, 79 (1989)] which explains the observations of a universal fractal dimension of interfaces close to (7/3. Here we explicitly take into account the influence of local fluctuations in the Kolmogorov scale (due to the multifractal nature of the rate of dissipation) on the surface area. The resulting dimension is shown to be equivalent to the prediction of a simple argument involving coarse graining of the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2246-2248
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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