Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 293–299

Three-dimensional measurements of vortex breakdown


DOI: 10.1007/s00348-012-1317-1

Cite this article as:
Calderon, D.E., Wang, Z. & Gursul, I. Exp Fluids (2012) 53: 293. doi:10.1007/s00348-012-1317-1


Leading-edge vortex formation and breakdown have been measured over a periodically plunging non-slender delta wing at a high angle of attack, using a three-dimensional particle-tracking method. A very rare type of vortex breakdown in the form of a double helix has been captured in the phase-averaged flow at a specific phase of the oscillation cycle.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BathBathUK

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