Coalescence of stretching vortices

Jacobs P.A. and Pullin D.I. (1985) Coalescence of stretching vortices. Physics of Fluids, 28 6: 1619-1625.

Author Jacobs P.A.
Pullin D.I.
Title Coalescence of stretching vortices
Journal name Physics of Fluids
ISSN 0031-9171
Publication date 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 28
Issue 6
Start page 1619
End page 1625
Total pages 7
Subject 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
3100 Physics and Astronomy
2211 Mechanics of Materials
2206 Computational Mechanics
1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Abstract The contour dynamics numerical technique is used to study the coalescence of two equal uniform vortices in the presence of an externally applied stretching strain field. Plane three-dimensional stretching is found to substantially inhibit vortex coalescence when the plane of the vortex axes is initially perpendicular to the plane of the straining motion. This behavior is interpreted qualitatively in terms of a purely two-dimensional flow fully equivalent to the stretching configuration.
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