Publication : t96/005

The statistics of the large-scale velocity field

Bernardeau F. (CEA, DSM, SPhT (Service de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE)
A lot of predictions for the statistical properties of the cosmic velocity field at large-scale have been obtained recently using perturbation theory. In this contribution I report the outcomes of a set of numerical tests that aim to check these results. Using Voronoi and Delaunay tessellations for defining the velocity field by interpolation between the particle velocities in numerical simulations, we have been able to get reliable estimates of the local velocity gradients. Thus, we have been able to show that the properties of the velocity divergence are in very good agreement with the analytical results. In particular we have confirmed the $\Omega$ dependence expected for the shape of its distribution function.
Année de publication : 1995
Conférence - : in: Proceedings of the Workshop Mapping, Measuring and Modelling the Universe ; Valencia, Spain ; 1995-09-18 / 1995-09-22
Langue : Anglais

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