Research report (imported) 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Göttingen high-pressure turbulence facility
Hydrodynamik, Strukturbildung und Nanobiokomplexität (Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz)
MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen
Advances in key economical and societal issues facing the world, like energy generation, climate change, and pollution, are obstructed by the lack of understanding of turbulence. Turbulence occurs whenever fluid viscous forces are small compared to the dominant driving forces of the flow; in practice this includes most macroscopic natural and technological flows. High turbulence levels under controlled conditions are imperative to allow a systematic investigation. For the first time this is becoming possible at the Göttingen Turbulence facility, which is presented here.