Velocity and scaling of collapsing Euler vortices
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Velocity and scaling of collapsing Euler vortices. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 17 (7). -. ISSN 1070-6631Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1905183
New analysis of the scaling structure of a numerical solution of the Euler equations finds that initially antiparallel vortex tubes collapse into two wings whose cross sections can be described using two length scales rho and R. The first rho similar to (T-t) for the leading edge and the distance between the position of peak vorticity and the dividing plane. The second R similar to (T-t)(1/2) describes the extent of the wings and the distance of the peak in vortical velocity sup(x)vertical bar v vertical bar from the peak in vorticity. All measures of singular growth within the inner region give the same singular time. This includes a blowup in the peak of vortical or axial velocity going as (T-t)(-1/2) at a distance R from the position of parallel to omega parallel to(infinity). Outside this self-similar region, energy, enstrophy, circulation, and helicity accumulate. Twisting of vortex lines consistent with vortex line length growing to infinity is observed in the outer region. Vorticity in the intermediate zone between the inner and outer regions, while no longer growing at the singular rate, could be the major source of the strain interactions that drive the flow. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICS OF FLUIDS|
|Publisher:||AMER INST PHYSICS|
|Official Date:||July 2005|
|Number of Pages:||11|
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