Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 518–526 | Cite as

Matrix formulation of hydrodynamics and extension of ptolemaic flows to three-dimensional motions

  • A. A. Abrashkin
  • D. A. Zen'kovich
  • E. I. Yakubovich


A new matrix formulation of Lagrange hydrodynamic equations is proposed. Exact solutions of those equations are obtained in matrix form. It is found that precession of vortex lines around some fixed axis in space is a general property of the flows described by those solutions. Two types of fluid motion are studied. Flows of the first type have straight vortex lines, and their particle trajectories are windings on toroidal surfaces. The other flows have plane particle trajectories, and their vortex lines are arbitrarily shaped plane curves. All these motions are shown to be three-dimensional generalizations of plane Ptolemaic flows [1,2].


Vortex Exact Solution Matrix Formulation General Property Quantum Electronics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Abrashkin
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. A. Zen'kovich
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. I. Yakubovich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied MechanicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow
  2. 2.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhny Novgorod

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