Wave-mean flow interaction in an MHD wake behind bluff body

H. Branover, A. Eidelman, E. Golbraikh, A. Kapusta, B. Mikhailovich

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Experimental studies of the effect of constant magnetic field on the process of mean velocity profile stabilization in a wake behind a bluff body are described. To interpret the obtained results, a theoretical model is proposed explaining the scheme of wave-mean flow interaction. We assume that the stabilization process is based on the injection of energy of respective turbulent modes into vortical structures through non-attenuating inertial waves generated in these vortical structures. We also take into account helical character of turbulence in the conditions under study, with weak energy dissipation and its accumulation in large scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-298
Number of pages12
JournalFluid Dynamics Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2004


  • Bluff body wake
  • Experimental data
  • Helical flow
  • Inertial waves
  • Large-scale vortical structures
  • MHD turbulence
  • Resonance transfer
  • Turbulent energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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