Energy transfers in MHD turbulence and its applications to dynamo

Mahendra K. Verma, R. Stepanov, F. Plunian

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In this paper, we describe mode-to-mode energy transfers and energy fluxes of MHD turbulence. These energy transfers are very useful for understanding turbulence dynamics, as well as for applications, such as dynamo. We illustrate how the energy fluxes provide valuable insights into the mechanism of growth of large-scale magnetic energy in dynamo.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-223
Number of pages9
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-10
Acknowledgements: Many collaborators contributed to the investigation of en-ergy transfers in MHD turbulence and dynamo. Authors acknowledge the contributions of Gaurav Dar, V. Eswaran, and Rohit Kumar. This work was supported by the research grants PLANEX/PHY/2015239 from the Indian Space Research Organisation (India) and by the Department of Science and Technology (India, (INT/RUS/RSF/P-03) and by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF-16-41-02012) for the Indian-Russian project. Dynamo simulations were performed on Shaheen II of the Supercomputing Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under the project K1052, and on the Chaos supercomputer of Simulation and Modeling Laboratory (SML), IIT Kanpur (India).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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