The phenomenon of vortex breakdown

Mudkavi, Vidyadhar Y (1993) The phenomenon of vortex breakdown. In: Proceedings of the Fluid Dynamics Symposium in Honour of Professor R. Narasimha on his 60th Birthday, 9 July 1993, Sikkim, India.

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    Vortex breakdown is an abrupt change of flow structure that occurs in swirling flows. More than 3 decades of research in this area has not shed light upon this very basic fluid dynamical phenomenon. The mechanism that leads to vortex breakdown is very poorly understood despite numerous theoretical and experimental investigations. There is still a need for a coherent theory. In this paper these issues are considered in the form of a review of current literature on the phenomenon of vortex breakdown. Some existing criteria to predict the breakdown are presented.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics;Flow stability;Vortex breakdown; Vortices;Flow equations;Rotating fluids
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:52

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