A Lower Bound on Adiabatic Heating of Compressed Turbulence for Simulation and Model Validation

@article{Davidovits2016ALB,
  title={A Lower Bound on Adiabatic Heating of Compressed Turbulence for Simulation and Model Validation},
  author={Seth Davidovits and Nathaniel J. Fisch},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={838},
  pages={118}
}
The energy in turbulent flow can be amplified by compression, when the compression occurs on a timescale shorter than the turbulent dissipation time. This mechanism may play a part in sustaining turbulence in various astrophysical systems, including molecular clouds. The amount of turbulent amplification depends on the net effect of the compressive forcing and turbulent dissipation. By giving an argument for a bound on this dissipation, we give a lower bound for the scaling of the turbulent… Expand
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