Enstrophy transfers in helical turbulence

Shubhadeep Sadhukhan, Roshan Samuel, Franck Plunian, Rodion Stepanov, Ravi Samtaney, Mahendra Kumar Verma

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Abstract

In this paper we study the enstrophy transfers in helical turbulence using direct numerical simulation. We observe that the helicity injection does not have significant effects on the inertial-range energy and helicity spectra (∼k-5/3) and fluxes (constants). We also calculate the separate contributions to enstrophy transfers via velocity-to-vorticity and vorticity-to-vorticity channels. There are four different enstrophy fluxes associated with the former channel or vorticity stretching, and one flux associated with the latter channel or vorticity advection. In the inertial range, the fluxes due to vorticity stretching are larger than that due to advection. These transfers too are insensitive to helicity injection.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Fluids
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2019

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