Vortex reconnection in a swirling flow

Abstract

Processes of vortex reconnection on a helical vortex, which is formed in a swirling flow in a conical diffuser, have been studied experimentally. It has been shown that reconnection can result in the formation of both an isolated vortex ring and a vortex ring linked with the main helical vortex. A number of features of vortex reconnection, including the effects of asymmetry, generation of Kelvin waves, and formation of various bridges, have been described.

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Original Russian Text © S.V. Alekseenko, P.A. Kuibin, S.I. Shtork, S.G. Skripkin, M.A. Tsoy, 2016, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki, 2016, Vol. 103, No. 7, pp. 516–521.

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Alekseenko, S.V., Kuibin, P.A., Shtork, S.I. et al. Vortex reconnection in a swirling flow. Jetp Lett. 103, 455–459 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1134/S002136401607002X

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