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Sound Scattering on a Turbulent, Weakly Heated Jet

Abstract : We report an experimental study of the scattering of ultrasonic plane waves on a turbulent jet in air (Pr = 0.7). The jet is weakly heated so that the temperature fluctuations act as a passive scalar. In the backscattering geometry one measures the Fourier components of the temperature field $\tilde{T}(q, t)$. The time averaged characteristics are analyzed in detail; in particular we observe a Kolmogorov “-5/3" power law behavior for the passive scalar spectrum in the inertial range of scales. The study of the time fluctuations shows that the histograms of $\tilde{T}(q, t)$ remain close to a Gaussian at all scales.
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A. Petrossian, J.-F. Pinton. Sound Scattering on a Turbulent, Weakly Heated Jet. Journal de Physique II, EDP Sciences, 1997, 7 (5), pp.801-812. ⟨10.1051/jp2:1997152⟩. ⟨jpa-00248479⟩

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