Computing turbulent flows driven by Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov instabilities
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory University of California Livermore, CA 94551, USA
2 Computational Modeling and Simulation Branch NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA 23681, USA
Corresponding author: R. Rubinstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 5 March 2003
We develop a two-scale turbulence model for turbulent mix induced by Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov instabilities. In this model, the large scales are dominated by production by instability mechanisms, while small scales satisfy Kolmogorov dynamics. The model allows transfer rates in the two spectral regions to be unequal. Constraints on model coefficients that permit relaxation to a unique self-similar state in free decay and self-similar growth are derived.
Key words: instabilities / stars: supernovae: general / turbulence
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