New experimental platform for studies of turbulence and turbulent mixing in accelerating and rotating fluids at high Reynolds numbers

Sergei S. Orlov, Snezhana I. Abarzhi

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Abstract

We present a new experimental platform for studies of turbulence and turbulent mixing in accelerating and rotating fluids. The technology is based on the ultra-high performance optical holographic digital data storage. The state-of-the-art electro-mechanical, electronic, and laser components allow for realization of turbulent flows with high Reynolds number (> 10(7)) in a relatively small form-factor, and quantification of their properties with extremely high spatio-temporal resolutions and high data acquisition rates. The technology can be applied for investigation of a large variety of hydrodynamic problems including the fundamental properties of non-Kolmogorov turbulence and turbulent mixing in accelerating, rotating and multiphase flows, magneto-hydrodynamics, and laboratory astrophysics. Unique experimental and metrological capabilities enable the studies of spatial and temporal properties of the transports of momentum, angular momentum, and energy and the identification of scalings, invariants, and statistical properties of these complex turbulent flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume307
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007
Event6th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics - Houston, United States
Duration: 11 Mar 200614 Mar 2006

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