By Sergey I. Voropayev, Y.D. Afanasyev

An absolutely systematic therapy of the dynamics of vortex buildings and their interactions in a viscous density stratified fluid is equipped by means of this booklet. some of the compact vortex constructions similar to monopoles, dipoles, quadrupoles, in addition to extra complicated ones are thought of theoretically from a actual aspect of view.

Another crucial function of the e-book is the shut blend of theoretical analyses with a variety of examples of genuine flows.

The ebook extra presents genuine actual perception and base for postgraduate scholars focusing on geophysical and utilized fluid dynamics. one of the relatives of vortex buildings thought of within the ebook, the main awesome are the vortex dipoles. those are basic parts of the complicated chaotic flows linked to the time period 'two-dimensional turbulence'. the looks of those buildings in at the beginning chaotic flows is at present of serious curiosity as a result of a myriad of geophysical purposes. particular examples comprise the mushroom-like currents came across from satellite tv for pc photos of the higher ocean. The ebook is easily illustrated with many unique images (some in color) and diagrams.

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The situation when the mass is created in the whole bulk of the fluid is rather unusual. Usually the density A of a distribution of sources is non-zero only in some localized volume L\ V, while it vanishes in the rest of the fluid. If one has no interest in the details of motion inside the volume L\ V and studies the motion only outside it then the useful mathematical idealization of a point source of mass can be introduced. This can be done by means of a limiting procedure. Consider the simple case when in the fluid of homogeneous density A = const =F 0 only in the small volume L\ V, while A = 0 outside this 48 INTRODUCTION TO VORTEX DYNAMICS region.

Instead of salt and fresh water, one can use immiscible liquids to create a two-layer stratification. 5 g cm - 3) carbon tetrachloride (CCI 4 ) with low viscosity (v*=5 x 1O- 3 cm 2 s- 1) and lighter but more viscous aqueous glycerol. The viscosity of an aqueous solution of glycerol depends strongly on the concentration of glycerol and can easily be varied over a wide range. A suitable value for our experiments is v = (3-5) X 10- 2 cm 2 S-l, corresponding to a dilute solution. 5 cm) layer of the prepared solution lying on a thick (2-3 cm) layer of carbon tetrachloride allows one to generate a nearly two-dimensional flow in the upper layer.

There are many reasons why it is convenient to describe rotational flows in terms of the vorticity. 14): oco -+ ot Vx(u·V)u=v~co. INTRODUCTION TO VORTEX DYNAMICS 54 Note that the pressure is eliminated in this operation because the curl of a gradient vanishes. Since the divergence of a curl also vanishes, the vorticity of any flow must satisfy V· w= 0. 21) which is called the Helmholtz equation for the vorticity. In planar flows when u = (u 1, U2' 0) and the motion does not depend on the third coordinate X3 the vorticity vector has only one component w = (0,0, w), normal to the plane of motion.