Compressible turbulence in one dimension

J. Fleischer, P. Diamond

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The Burgers' model of compressible fluids is extended to include an adiabatic pressure and particle diffusion. For unity Prandtl number, Burgers' shock structures persist, albeit in a modified form. For the randomly forced system, it is found that energy equidissipation, not equipartition, is fundamental to the turbulent state. Implications for both compressible fluid and plasma turbulence as well as cosmological structure formation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 23 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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