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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Den
dc.contributor.authorCaulfield, Colm-cilleen
dc.contributor.authorKerswell, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T13:13:33Z
dc.date.available2018-05-03T13:13:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-10en
dc.identifier.issn0022-1120
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/275509
dc.description.abstract© 2017 Cambridge University Press. We consider turbulence in a stratified 'Kolmogorov' flow, driven by horizontal shear in the form of sinusoidal body forcing in the presence of an imposed background linear stable stratification in the third direction. This flow configuration allows the controlled investigation of the formation of coherent structures, which here organise the flow into horizontal layers by inclining the background shear as the strength of the stratification is increased. By numerically converging exact steady states from direct numerical simulations of chaotic flow, we show, for the first time, a robust connection between linear theory predicting instabilities from infinitesimal perturbations to the robust finite-amplitude nonlinear layered state observed in the turbulence. We investigate how the observed vertical length scales are related to the primary linear instabilities and compare to previously considered examples of shear instability leading to layer formation in other horizontally sheared flows.
dc.titleLayer formation in horizontally forced stratified turbulence: Connecting exact coherent structures to linear instabilitiesen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage437
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Fluid Mechanicsen
prism.startingPage409
prism.volume832en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.22743
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-09-12en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/jfm.2017.661en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-12-10en
dc.contributor.orcidCaulfield, Colm-cille [0000-0002-3170-9480]
dc.contributor.orcidKerswell, Richard [0000-0001-5460-5337]
dc.identifier.eissn1469-7645
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/K034529/1)


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