On the fine-scale structure of turbulence

@article{Townsend1951OnTF,
  title={On the fine-scale structure of turbulence},
  author={Albert Alan Townsend},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1951},
  volume={208},
  pages={534 - 542}
}
  • A. Townsend
  • Published 24 September 1951
  • Physics, Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Recent experimental measurements of the energy spectrum of turbulence at very large wave-numbers have shown that the motion represented by these wave-number components is determined by the kinematic viscosity and the total turbulent energy dissipation, although the range of wave-numbers responsible for the bulk of the viscous dissipation is far from the condition of absolute equilibrium postulated in the theory of local similarity. To account for this anomaly and for the observed spatial… 

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