Image of the Week

This week our image of the week comes from a Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Topical Review looking at the modelling of turbulence in thermal plasma flows. Such modelling is vital to realise the full usage of these flows across a broad range of scientific and industrial applications. In the review Prof. Shigeta presents ideas for modelling turbulent thermal plasmas and investigates the challenges and state-of-the-art simulations that exist today.


Snapshots of coherent vortex structures identified by Q-criterion and temperature distributions on the cross-sections in a DC-RF hybrid thermal plasma torch. Colours indicate temperatures. Numerical data from Shigeta, M 2013, Three-dimensional flow dynamics of an argon RF plasma with DC jet assistance: a numerical study J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.46 015401. The full animation is available in the article supplementary data. Image (C) IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

CC-BY logoThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Image taken from Masaya Shigeta 2016 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 493001, (C) IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

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