Self-similar statistics in MHD turbulence
The fully developed turbulence of 3-d resistive, viscous, incompressible magnetohydrodynamics is investigated using Elsasser variables and the Hopf equation for probability distributions. The method is an extension of a previous work for Navier Stokes equations based on a suggestion by Hopf. It uses essentially self-similar properties of the statistics, which "almost" determine the turbulence spectrum up to a mild assumption on an unknown function. This spectrum is the well known Kolmogorov spectrum.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/288 EN (1990) 14 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199011143 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
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