Simple dynamical models for vortex breakdown of the B-type

D. Blackmore

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalActa Mechanica
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Mar 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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