Periodically kicked turbulence

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Periodically kicked turbulence is theoretically analyzed within a mean-field theory. For large enough kicking strength A and kicking frequency f the Reynolds number grows exponentially and then runs into some saturation. The saturation level Resat can be calculated analytically; different regimes can be observed. For large enough Re we find Resat¿Af, but intermittency can modify this scaling law. We suggest an experimental realization of periodically kicked turbulence to study the different regimes we theoretically predict and thus to better understand the effect of forcing on fully developed turbulence.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4946
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review E: Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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