Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing of immiscible, miscible and stratified fluids

SI Abarzhi, A Gorobets, KR Sreenivasan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

40 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We propose a simple empirical model to describe the Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) turbulent mixing of immiscible, miscible and stratified fluids. For immiscible fluids, the rate of momentum loss is an invariant of the flow, whereas the energy dissipation rate increases linearly with time. Turbulent diffusion, accounted for through temperature fluctuations, does not terminate mixing but slows it down significantly. A stratified density distribution can stabilize RT mixing. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081705
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing of immiscible, miscible and stratified fluids'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this