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Vortex Dominated Flows

Volume 161 of the series Applied Mathematical Sciences pp 35-154

Motion and Decay of Vortex Filaments — Matched Asymptotics

  • Lu TingAffiliated withCourant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  • , Rupert KleinAffiliated withMathematik und Informatik, Freie Universität BerlinPotsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
  • , Omar M. KnioAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

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Abstract

It is well known that the inviscid theory of a vortex line C i.e., (or a point vortex in a planar flow) with circulation Γ has been successful in modeling the flow field away from a slender vortex filament, which is a vorticity field concentrated around the line C (or center) with total strength Γ.