Giorgio Krstulovic

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The dynamics of the truncated Euler equations with helical initial conditions are studied. Transient energy and helicity cascades leading to Kraichnan helical absolute equilibrium at small scales, including a linear scaling of the relative helicity spectrum are obtained. Strong helicity effects are found using initial data concentrated at high wave numbers.(More)
We study the statistical properties of the Kelvin waves propagating along quantized superfluid vortices driven by the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. No artificial forcing or dissipation is added. Vortex positions are accurately tracked. This procedure directly allows us to obtain the Kevin-wave occupation-number spectrum. Numerical data obtained from long time(More)
A phenomenological two-fluid model of the (time-reversible) spectrally-truncated 3D Euler equation is proposed. The thermalized small scales are first shown to be quasi-normal. The effective viscosity and thermal diffusion are then determined, using EDQNM closure and Monte-Carlo numerical computations. Finally, the model is validated by comparing its(More)
It is shown how suitably scaled, order-m moments, D_{m}^{±}, of the Elsässer vorticity fields in three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) can be used to identify three possible regimes for solutions of the MHD equations with magnetic Prandtl number P_{M}=1. These vorticity fields are defined by ω^{±}=curlz^{±}=ω±j, where z^{±} are Elsässer variables,(More)
A new mechanism of thermalization involving a direct energy cascade is obtained in the truncated Gross-Pitaevskii dynamics. A long transient with partial thermalization at small scales is observed before the system reaches equilibrium. Vortices are found to disappear as a prelude to final thermalization. A bottleneck that produces spontaneous effective(More)
We present a numerical study of the magnetic field generated by the Taylor-Green vortex. We show that periodic boundary conditions can be used to mimic realistic boundary conditions by prescribing the symmetries of the velocity and magnetic fields. This gives insight into some problems of central interest for dynamos: the possible effect of velocity(More)
A dilute system of reacting particles transported by fluid flows is considered. The particles react as A + A → ∅ with a given rate when they are within a finite radius of interaction. The system is described in terms of the joint n-point number spatial density that it is shown to obey a hierarchy of transport equations. An analytic solution is obtained in(More)
A short review is given of recent papers on the relaxation to (incompressible) absolute equilibrium. A new algorithm to construct absolute equilibrium of spectrally truncated compressible flows is described. The algorithm uses stochastic processes based on the Clebsch representation of the velocity field to generate density and velocity fields that follow(More)
The statistical equilibria of the (conservative) dynamics of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation (GPE) with a finite range of spatial Fourier modes are characterized using a new algorithm, based on a stochastically forced Ginzburg-Landau equation (SGLE), that directly generates grand-canonical distributions. The SGLE-generated distributions are validated against(More)
Sound emission produced by the interaction of several vortices in a two-dimensional homogeneous system obeying the nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation is considered. The radiation effect is explicitly computed in terms of assumed vortex motion. The results are applied to a simple test case of two corotating vortices. The prediction is compared to the(More)