Possible application of renormalization group for studying turbulence in engineering

Wan Ki Chow, Cao Yigang

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Renormalization group (RNG) theory is briefly introduced in simpler languages. The recursive RNG technique is shown to analyze the transport of incompressible turbulent flow. The effective transport coefficients such as renormalized eddy viscosity and thermal diffusivity are derived. The RNG approach might be applicable to all self-similar mixing processes. Possible applications to turbulence in engineering are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Eddy viscosity
  • Incompressible turbulence
  • Rayleigh-Taylor instability
  • Renormalization group (RNG)
  • Thermal diffusivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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