Propagation of a huygens front through turbulent medium

M. Chertkov, V. Yakhot

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The dynamics of a thin Huygens front propagating through a turbulent medium is considered. A rigorous asymptotic expression for the effective velocity vF proportional to the front area is derived. The small-scale fluctuations of the front position are shown to be strongly intermittent. This intermittency plays a crucial role in establishing a steady state magnitude of the front velocity. The results are compared with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2837-2840
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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