Oscillations Modulating Power Law Exponents in Isotropic Turbulence: Comparison of Experiments with Simulations.

  title={Oscillations Modulating Power Law Exponents in Isotropic Turbulence: Comparison of Experiments with Simulations.},
  author={Kartik P. Iyer and Gregory P. Bewley and Luca Biferale and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan and P. K. Yeung},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={126 25},
Inertial-range features of turbulence are investigated using data from experimental measurements of grid turbulence and direct numerical simulations of isotropic turbulence simulated in a periodic box, both at the Taylor-scale Reynolds number R_{λ}∼1000. In particular, oscillations modulating the power-law scaling in the inertial range are examined for structure functions up to sixth-order moments. The oscillations in exponent ratios decrease with increasing sample size in simulations, although… 
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