Predicting transition ranges to turbulent viscous boundary layers in low Prandtl number convection flows

@article{Scheel2017PredictingTR,
  title={Predicting transition ranges to turbulent viscous boundary layers in low Prandtl number convection flows},
  author={Janet D. Scheel and J{\"o}rg Schumacher},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  year={2017},
  pages={123501}
}
We discuss two aspects of turbulent Rayleigh-B\'{e}nard convection (RBC) on the basis of high-resolution direct numerical simulations in a unique setting; a closed cylindrical cell of aspect ratio of one. First, we present a comprehensive comparison of statistical quantities such as energy dissipation rates and boundary layer thickness scales. Data are used from three simulation run series at Prandtl numbers $Pr$ that cover two orders of magnitude. In contrast to most previous studies in RBC… 

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