Spectrum and energy transfer in steady Burgers turbulence Academic Article uri icon


  • The spectrum, energy transfer and spectral interactions in steady Burgers turbulence are studied using numerically generated data. The velocity field is initially random and the turbulence is maintained steady by forcing the amplitude of a band of low wavenumbers to be invariant in time, while permitting the phase to change as dictated by the equation. The spectrum, as expected, is very different from that of Navier-Stokes turbulence. It is demonstrated, for the first time, that the far range of the spectrum scales as predicted by Burgers. Despite the difference in their spectra, in matters of the spectral energy transfer and triadic interactions Burgers turbulence is similar to Navier-Stokes turbulence. 1995.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters A

author list (cited authors)

  • Girimaji, S. S., & Zhou, Y. e.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Girimaji, Sharath S||Zhou, Ye

publication date

  • June 1995