Numerical Analysis of Wing Vortices

  • Frank Zurheide
  • Wolfgang Schröder
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 96)


The temporal development of generic vortex systems based on Lamb-Oseen vortices is computed by large-eddy simulations. For a two-vortex system the growth of shortwave co-operative elliptical and long-wave Crow instabilities leads to a pronounced decay of its vorticity distribution. The four-vortex system possesses a smaller decay rate than the two-vortex system.


Vortex Core Vortex Pair Vortex System Vorticity Component Kinetic Energy Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Zurheide
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerodynamisches InstitutRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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