|Generalizing the wavelet-based multifractal formalism to vector-valued random fields: application to turbulent velocity and vorticity 3D numerical data
|P. Kestener, A. Arneodo
We use singular value decomposition techniques to generalize the wavelet transform modulus maxima method to the multifractal analysis of vector-valued random fields. The method is calibrated on synthetic multifractal 2D vector measures and monofractal 3D fractional Brownian vector fields. We report the results of some application to the velocity and vorticity fields issued from 3D isotropic turbulence simulations. This study reveals the existence of an intimate relationship between the singularity spectra of these two vector fields which are found significantly more intermittent than previously estimated from longitudinal and transverse velocity increment statistics.