A simple, exact, locally convergent series solution of the Navier-Stokes and continuity equations for steady, incompressible, axisymmetric fluid flow is derived which exhibits the qualitative features of vortex breakdown of the bubble or B-type. This solution, which converges in a neighborhood of the axis of symmetry of the flow, is shown to produce vortex breakdown flows which are in good qualitative agreement with both experimentally and numerically observed B-type vortex breakdown phenomena.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanical Engineering