We present a heuristic model for the energy spectrum of the one-dimensional phase turbulence in the steady state of the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation. Our model contains an energy transfer mechanism from low- to high-wave-vector modes. The energy transfer is written as the sum of local and nonlocal interactions. Our analytical results show good agreement with numerical simulations, particularly for the hump in the energy spectrum, which is mainly due to the local interactions.
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. Vol. 64, no. 5 pt. 2 (Nov. 2001), 057301, 4 p.