Simple multifractal cascade model for fully developed turbulence

C. Meneveau, K. R. Sreenivasan

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A simple model is presented for the energy-cascading process in the inertial range that fits remarkably well the entire spectrum of scaling exponents for the dissipation field in fully developed turbulence. The scheme is a special case of weighted curdling and its one-dimensional version is a simple generalized two-scale Cantor set with equal scales but unequal weights (with ratio(7/3). This set displays all the measured multifractal properties of one-dimensional sections of the dissipation field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1424-1427
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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