Laboratory and Numerical Studies of the Effects of Shear on 3-D Vortex Evolution
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BELLEVUE WA
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This report documents the results of ONR Contract N00014-01-C-0316. The goal of this study was to begin to understand the effects of vertical shear on the evolution of a vortex pair. Vorticity is always generated from a three-dimensional lifting surface. Behind this surface, the vorticity typically rolls up quickly into a pair of counter-rotating vortices. Since vortices transport mass and momentum, their evolution and persistence are important in naval hydrodynamics.
- Numerical Mathematics