The present work analyzes the distribution function of the finite scale local Lyapunov exponent of a pair fluid particles trajectories in fully developed incompressible homogeneous isotropic turbulence. According to the hypothesis of fully developed chaos, this PDF is reasonably estimated by maximizing the entropy associated to such distribution, resulting to be an uniform distribution function in a proper interval of variation of the local Lyapunov exponents. From this PDF, we determine the relationship between the average and maximum Lyapunov exponents and the longitudinal velocity correlation function. This link, which leads to the closure of von K\`arm\`an--Howarth and Corrsin equations, agrees with the relation obtained in the previous work, supporting the proposed PDF calculation, at least for the purposes of the energy cascade effect estimation. Furthermore, through the property that the Lyapunov vectors tend to align to the direction of the maximum growth rate of trajectories distance, we obtain the link between maximum and average Lyapunov exponents in line with the previous result.
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|Titolo:||Finite scale local Lyapunov exponents distribution in fully developed homogeneous isotropic turbulence|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||15a Dataset|