# Kartik IyerMichigan Technological University | MTU · Department of Physics

Kartik Iyer

PhD Aeronautics

cloud physics, turbulence, exascale simulations

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cloud physics, turbulence, exascale simulations

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The asymptotic energy dissipation is connected to the third-order longitudinal absolute velocity increment scaling in three-dimensional turbulence via the Kolmogorov $4/5$ law. We show that the longitudinal absolute scaling exponent should not exceed unity for anomalous dissipation, i.e.~for non-vanishing dissipation in the zero viscosity limit - a...

We use well-resolved direct numerical simulations of high-Reynolds-number turbulence to study a fundamental statistical property of turbulence - the asymmetry of velocity increments - with likely implications on important dynamics. This property, ignored by existing small-scale phenomenological models, manifests most prominently in the nonmonotonic...

We use well-resolved direct numerical simulations of high-Reynolds-number turbulence to study a fundamental statistical property of turbulence -- the asymmetry of velocity increments -- with likely implications on important dynamics. This property, ignored by existing small-scale phenomenological models, manifests most prominently in the non-monoto...

Using direct numerical simulations performed on periodic cubes of various sizes, the largest being $8192^3$ , we examine the nonlinear advection term in the Navier–Stokes equations generating fully developed turbulence. We find significant dissipation even in flow regions where nonlinearity is locally absent. With increasing Reynolds number, the Na...

Significance
Circulation around closed loops is important in classical and quantum fluids, as well as condensed matter in the solid state. This paper deals with the statistical theory of circulation in high–Reynolds number turbulence and has important implications for the structure of turbulent vorticity, which is a quantity of central interest in...

Inertial-range features of turbulence are investigated using data from experimental measurements of grid turbulence and direct numerical simulations of isotropic turbulence simulated in a periodic box, both at the Taylor-scale Reynolds number Rλ∼1000. In particular, oscillations modulating the power-law scaling in the inertial range are examined fo...

An important idea underlying a plausible dynamical theory of circulation in 3D turbulence is the so-called Area Rule, according to which the probability density function (PDF) of the circulation around closed loops depends only on the minimal area of the loop. Using data from direct numerical simulations on an $8192^3$ grid, we show that the tails...

From a database of direct numerical simulations of homogeneous and isotropic turbulence, generated in periodic boxes of various sizes, we extract the spherically symmetric part of moments of velocity increments and first verify the following (somewhat contested) results: the 4/5ths law holds in an intermediate range of scales and that the second-or...

We study the fractal scaling of iso-level sets of a passive scalar mixed by three-dimensional homogeneous and isotropic turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. The scalar field is maintained by a linear mean scalar gradient, and the Schmidt number is unity. A fractal box-counting dimension DF can be obtained for iso-levels below about three standard d...

Inertial-range features of turbulence are investigated using data from experimental measurements of grid turbulence and direct numerical simulations of isotropic turbulence simulated in a periodic box, both at the Taylor-scale Reynolds number $R_\lambda \sim 1000$. In particular, oscillations modulating the power-law scaling in the inertial range a...

Significance
The heat transport law in turbulent convection remains central to current research in the field. Our present knowledge of the heat transport law for R a > 1 0 12 is inconclusive, where the Rayleigh number R a is a measure of the strength of convection. Massively parallel simulations of the three-dimensional convection have progressed t...

From a database of direct numerical simulations of homogeneous and isotropic turbulence, generated in periodic boxes of various sizes, we extract the spherically symmetric part of moments of velocity increments and first verify the following (somewhat contested) results: the $4/5$-ths law holds in an intermediate range of scales and that the second...

The turbulence problem at the level of scaling exponents is hard in part because of the multifractal scaling of small scales, which demands that each moment order be treated and understood independently. This conclusion derives from studies of velocity structure functions, energy dissipation, enstrophy density (that is, square of vorticity), etc. H...

We study the fractal scaling of iso-levels sets of a passive scalar mixed by three-dimensional homogeneous and isotropic turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. The Schmidt number is unity. A fractal box-counting dimension $D_F$ can be obtained for iso-levels below about $3$ standard deviations of the scalar fluctuation on either side of its mean valu...

A class of spectral subgrid models based on a self-similar and reversible closure is studied with the aim to minimize the impact of subgrid scales on the inertial range of fully developed turbulence. In this manner, we improve the scale extension where anomalous exponents are measured by roughly 1 order of magnitude when compared to direct numerica...

Using direct numerical simulations of isotropic turbulence in periodic cubes of several grid sizes, the largest being 8192 ³ yielding a microscale Reynolds number of 1300, we study the properties of pressure Laplacian to understand differences in the inertial range scaling of enstrophy density and energy dissipation. Even though the pressure Laplac...

The turbulence problem at the level of scaling exponents is hard in part because of the multifractal scaling of small scales, which demands that each moment order be treated and understood independently. This conclusion derives from studies of velocity structure functions, energy dissipation, enstrophy density (that is, square of vorticity), etc. H...

A class of spectral sub-grid models based on a self-similar and reversible closure is studied with the aim to minimize the impact of sub-grid scales on the inertial range of fully developed turbulence. In this manner, we improve the scale extension where anomalous exponents are measured by roughly one order of magnitude, when compared to direct num...

The intermittency of a passive scalar advected by three-dimensional Navier-Stokes turbulence at a Taylor-scale Reynolds number of 650 is studied using direct numerical simulations on a 40963 grid; the Schmidt number is unity. By measuring scalar increment moments of high orders, while ensuring statistical convergence, we provide unambiguous evidenc...

Using direct numerical simulations of isotropic turbulence in periodic cubes of several sizes, the largest being $8192^3$ yielding a microscale Reynolds number of $1300$, we study the properties of pressure Laplacian to understand differences in the inertial range scaling of enstrophy density and energy dissipation. Even though the pressure Laplaci...

The intermittency of a passive scalar advected by three-dimensional Navier-Stokes turbulence at a Taylor-scale Reynolds number of $650$ is studied using direct numerical simulations on a $4096^3$ grid; the Schmidt number is unity. By measuring scalar increment moments of high orders, while ensuring statistical convergence, we provide unambiguous ev...

We use high-resolution direct numerical simulations to study the anisotropic contents of a turbulent, statistically homogeneous flow with random transitions among multiple energy containing states. We decompose the velocity correlation functions on different sectors of the three-dimensional group of rotations, SO(3), using a high-precision quadratu...

Using the largest database of isotropic turbulence available to date, generated by the direct numerical simulation (DNS) of the Navier-Stokes equations on an 81923 periodic box, we show that the longitudinal and transverse velocity increments scale identically in the inertial range. By examining the DNS data at several Reynolds numbers, we infer th...