On the dynamics of point vortices

Bera, Rajendra K (1989) On the dynamics of point vortices. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    The dynamics of a group of point vortices is studied numerically using several numerical integration schemes.13; From numerical experiments it is concluded that the13; computations must be dope with extreme care ( high precision and very small time steps of integration). Further, the two most frequently used schemes - the Euler and the Runge-Kutta - are inappropriate for the problem. In particular, and surprisingly, the Runge-Kutta scheme is inferior to the Euler scheme for a given time step of integration.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Point vortex;Vortex;Potential flow;Vortex dynamics
    Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    Division/Department: Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:45
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2027

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