Scaling properties of circulation in moderate-reynolds-number turbulent wakes

K. R. Sreenivasan, A. Juneja, A. K. Suri

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Circulation around closed contours (square boxes) of various sizes is computed from two-dimensional spatial velocity data, acquired by the particle image velocimetry technique in the turbulent wake behind a circular cylinder. Scaling is observed for an intermediate range of box sizes even at the low and moderate Reynolds numbers of measurement. The scaling exponents are determined at various Reynolds numbers and presented with a plausible interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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