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This discrepancy is known to be caused by the fact that similarity hypotheses for the local isotropic turbulence in their original form suggested entropy input to small-scale disturbances in the inertial interval to be constant. It means that Kolmogorov parameter ε¯ precisely defined as ν ε¯ = ε¯(x, t) = 2 ∂uj ∂ui + ∂xj ∂xi 2 (2) is constant (hereafter summing is taken by repeated indexes) and also that joint multivariate functions of the probability density distribution W1 (u ; x, t) for velocity field pulsations within relatively small temporal-spatial region G having diameter Λ η depend only on the parameter ε¯ = const.
In-depth study of turbulence as interdisciplinary subject is closely related with the theory of dynamic systems incorporating fundamentals of statistical mechanics, hydrodynamics, and thermodynamics2 . Turbulent fluid continuum can be represented as thermodynamic complex consisting of two interacting subsystems (continua): subsystem of the mean motion and subsystem of turbulent chaos. The latter is considered as conglomerate of eddies of different scales in dissipative medium evolving in accordance with Kolmogorov’s cascade process and thus responding to incremental mass, momentum, and heat transfer in the turbulent flow.
A model useful for evaluating the average influence of turbulence on the evolution of a concomitant physical processes, rather than focusing on a deeper understanding of the nature 1 It should be stressed, however, that “the number of macroscopic spatial and temporal scales present in turbulent chaos is so great that the behavior of the system appears to be chaotic” (Prigogine and Stengers, 1984). 2 Let us note that in the case of plasma, along with magneto hydrodynamic turbulence, wave turbulence also occurs caused by charged particles fluxes that excite oscillations and waves in the plasma.