The Vorton method

Fons Alkemade, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt, E. van Groesen

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    After a general introduction to the vorton method, which is a 3-D vortex particle method resembling the 2-D point-vortex method, a set of equations describing dynamics of 3-D vortex singularities (vortons) is derived, avoiding the inconsistency in the derivation of former vorton equations by Novikov and Kuwabara. Though inviscid, numerical simulations show reconnection phenomena. Current examples of vorton simulations are shown; they show at least qualitative agreement with results from other methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVortex Flows and Related Numerical Methods
    EditorsJ.T. Beale, G.-H. Cottet, S. Huberson
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-8137-0
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-4263-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Vortex Flows and Related Numerical Methods 1992 - Grenoble, France
    Duration: 15 May 199219 May 1992

    Publication series

    NameNATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    ISSN (Print)1389-2185


    WorkshopNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Vortex Flows and Related Numerical Methods 1992


    • IR-56247
    • Vortex Ring
    • Helmholtz Equation
    • Point Vortex
    • Vorticity Field
    • Horseshoe Vortex

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