Vorticity, turbulence, and acoustics in fluid flow

Andrew J. Majda

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This paper presents recent and ongoing research in mathematical fluid dynamics and emphasizes the interdisciplinary interaction of ideas from large-scale computation, asymptotic methods, and mathematical theory. Three contemporary research topics are discussed in detail: (1) The generation of energetic small scales for incompressible fluid flow; (2) theories for eddy diffusivity and renormalization for turbulent transport; and (3) the interaction between nonlinear acoustics and vorticity in the development of instability in supersonic shear layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-388
Number of pages40
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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