Numerical Simulation of the Vortex Chain Formation by Vorticity Shedding from a Sphere into the Wake

  • Burkhard Schulte-Werning
  • Uwe Dallmann
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To investigate the formation of three-dimensional vortex structures the laminar compressible flow field around a sphere was numerically simulated. Experimental investigations of the sphere flow were performed e.g. by [1] and are summerized in [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burkhard Schulte-Werning
    • 1
  • Uwe Dallmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Fluid MechanicsDLR - German Aerospace Research EstablishmentGöttingenFederal Republic of Germany

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