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Title: Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instability induced flow, turbulence, and mixing. I

Abstract

Rayleigh–Taylor (RT) and Richtmyer–Meshkov (RM) instabilities play an important role in a wide range of engineering, geophysical, and astrophysical flows. They represent a triggering event that, in many cases, leads to large-scale turbulent mixing. Much effort has been expended over the past 140 years, beginning with the seminal work of Lord Rayleigh, to predict the evolution of the instabilities and of the instability-induced mixing layers. Furthermore, the objective of Part I of this review is to provide the basic properties of the flow, turbulence, and mixing induced by RT, RM, and Kelvin–Helmholtz (KH) instabilities. Historical efforts to study these instabilities are briefly reviewed, and the significance of these instabilities is discussed for a variety of flows, particularly for astrophysical flows and for the case of inertial confinement fusion.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1438719
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-700063
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-1573
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 720-722; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-1573
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; Rayleigh–Taylor instability; Richtmyer–Meshkov instability; Kelvin–Helmholtz instability; Shock waves; Transition; Turbulence; Mixing; Astrophysical fluid dynamics; SuperNovae; Inertial confinement fusion (ICF); High energy density physics (HEDP); Direct numerical simulations (DNS); Large-eddy simulations (LES)

Citation Formats

Zhou, Ye. Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instability induced flow, turbulence, and mixing. I. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2017.07.005.
Zhou, Ye. Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instability induced flow, turbulence, and mixing. I. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2017.07.005.
Zhou, Ye. Wed . "Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instability induced flow, turbulence, and mixing. I". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2017.07.005.
@article{osti_1438719,
title = {Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instability induced flow, turbulence, and mixing. I},
author = {Zhou, Ye},
abstractNote = {Rayleigh–Taylor (RT) and Richtmyer–Meshkov (RM) instabilities play an important role in a wide range of engineering, geophysical, and astrophysical flows. They represent a triggering event that, in many cases, leads to large-scale turbulent mixing. Much effort has been expended over the past 140 years, beginning with the seminal work of Lord Rayleigh, to predict the evolution of the instabilities and of the instability-induced mixing layers. Furthermore, the objective of Part I of this review is to provide the basic properties of the flow, turbulence, and mixing induced by RT, RM, and Kelvin–Helmholtz (KH) instabilities. Historical efforts to study these instabilities are briefly reviewed, and the significance of these instabilities is discussed for a variety of flows, particularly for astrophysical flows and for the case of inertial confinement fusion.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physrep.2017.07.005},
journal = {Physics Reports},
number = C,
volume = 720-722,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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