Ultimate state of thermal convection

Detlef Lohse, Federico Toschi

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The ultimate regime of thermal convection, the so-called Kraichnan regime [R. H. Kraichnan, Phys. Fluids 5, 1374 (1962)], hitherto has been elusive. Here numerical evidence for that regime is presented by performing simulations of the bulk of turbulence only, eliminating the thermal and kinetic boundary layers and replacing them with periodic boundary conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)034502-1-0345023
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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  • IR-40512


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