Spectra of turbulence in dilute polymer solutions

  title={Spectra of turbulence in dilute polymer solutions},
  author={Alexander Fouxon and Vladimir Lebedev},
Turbulence in dilute polymer solutions when polymers are strongly stretched by the flow is investigated. We establish power-law spectra of velocity, that are not associated with a flux of a conserved quantity, in two cases. First, such spectrum is formed in the elastic waves range of high Reynolds number turbulence of polymer solutions above the coil–stretch transition. Second, such spectrum is characteristic of the elastic turbulence, where chaotic flow is excited due to elastic instabilities… CONTINUE READING

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