We consider initially isotropic homogeneous turbulence which is submitted to an external force, in statistically axisymmetric configurations. First, we study hydrodynamical turbulence in a rotating frame, in which case the Coriolis force modifies the structure and dynamics of the flow, thus creating elongated structures along the axis of rotation, corresponding to an accumulation of energy in the neighbourhood of the equatorial spectral plane. Secondly, a very similar configuration is that of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) of a conducting fluid within an externally applied space uniform magnetic field, in which case the Lorentz force also concentrates energy to the same spectral equatorial manifold, but creates axially extending current sheets, along the magnetic field. We more specifically consider the quasi-static limit at small magnetic Reynolds number, in which the induction equation is analytically solved. We study the anisotropy of each turbulent flow using progressively refined statistics applied to results of direct numerical simulations, and we show that an accurate characterization of the flow structure requires advanced two-point statistics, which are available easily only in spectral space.
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Dimensionality of Anisotropic Homogeneous Turbulence With Distortions: Compared Effects Between the Coriolis Force and the Lorentz Force
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Godeferd, F, Cambon, C, & Delache, A. "Dimensionality of Anisotropic Homogeneous Turbulence With Distortions: Compared Effects Between the Coriolis Force and the Lorentz Force." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1D, Symposia: Transport Phenomena in Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Urban Fluid Mechanics; Fluid Dynamic Behavior of Complex Particles; Analysis of Elementary Processes in Dispersed Multiphase Flows; Multiphase Flow With Heat/Mass Transfer in Process Technology; Fluid Mechanics of Aircraft and Rocket Emissions and Their Environmental Impacts; High Performance CFD Computation; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Wind Energy; Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements and Simulations. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01DT27A017. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-22022
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