Power and pressure fluctuations in elastic turbulence over a wide range of polymer concentrations

Yonggun Jun, Victor Steinberg

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Abstract

Injected power P and pressure p fluctuations in a swirling flow of polymer solutions in a wide range of polymer concentrations c in elastic turbulence regime show non-Gaussian statistics that strongly resemble statistical behavior of P and p in hydrodynamic turbulence. Together with this fact, weak dependence of the statistics of rescaled variables on c may suggest that there are universal mechanisms determining the intermittent statistics of P and p. We also show that the study of the statistics of p provides a way to study statistics of the elastic stresses in elastic turbulence otherwise currently unattainable.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124503
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume102
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Mar 2009

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