Scaling of low-order structure functions in homogeneous turbulence

Nianzheng Cao, Shiyi Chen, Katepalli R. Sreenivasan

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High-resolution direct numerical simulation data for three-dimensional Navier-Stokes turbulence in a periodic box are used to study the scaling behavior of low-order velocity structure functions with positive and negative powers. Similar to high-order statistics, the low-order relative scaling exponents exhibit unambiguous departures from the Kolmogorov 1941 theory and agree well with existing multiscaling models. No transition from normal scaling to anomalous scaling is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3799-3802
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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