Vorticity Locking and Pressure Dynamics in Finite-Temperature Superfluid Turbulence


We present a numerical study of finite-temperature superfluid turbulence using the vortex filament model for superfluid helium. We examine the phenomenon of vorticity locking between the normal and superfluid components across a wide range of temperatures, using two different structures of external normal fluid drive. Our analysis is restricted to one-way coupling between the two components, and subject to this simplification, we show that vorticity locking increases with temperature leading to the superfluid flow being more influenced by the characteristics of the normal fluid. This results in stronger superfluid polarization and deviations from Gaussian statistics with a more probable occurrence of extreme fluctuations. We also examine how these properties influence the pressure field and attempt to verify a longstanding Pk∝k−7/3 theoretical quantum signature within the spatial pressure spectrum.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.8.054604
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Applied Mathematics & Data Science
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies
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Publication ISSN: 2469-990X
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2023 09:58
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Published Date: 2023-05-09
Accepted Date: 2023-04-12
Authors: Laurie, Jason (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3621-6052)
Baggaley, Andrew W.



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