Jacobs, P. A. and Pullin, D. I. (1985) Coalescence of stretching vortices. Physics of Fluids, 28 (6). pp. 1619-1625. ISSN 0031-9171 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:JACpof85
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The contour dynamics numerical technique is used to study the coalescence of two equal uniform vortices in the presence of an externally applied stretching strain field. Plane three-dimensional stretching is found to substantially inhibit vortex coalescence when the plane of the vortex axes is initially perpendicular to the plane of the straining motion. This behavior is interpreted qualitatively in terms of a purely two-dimensional flow fully equivalent to the stretching configuration.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 1985 American Institute of Physics. Received 13 August 1984; accepted 29 November 1984. This work was supported by the Australian Research Grants Scheme under Grant No. F 8315031 I.|
|Subject Keywords:||NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THREE−DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS, COALESCENCE, VORTICES, CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION, SYMMETRY, INITIAL CONDITIONS, VORTEX FLOW, FLOW MODELS|
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