Stretched axisymmetric vortices in a compressible fluid
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Accepted: 16 September 2002
Stretched axisymmetric vortices in a compressible fluid are considered. The flow associated with the vortex is perpendicular to the plane of the uniform straining flow, a situation that is well suited to modeling an axisymmetric mixing-layer flow. Compressibility effects are considered to be weak to facilitate an analytic solution. Applications to compressible turbulence are discussed.
PACS: 47.32.Cc – Vortex dynamics
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