The Vorton Method

A.J.Q. Alkemade, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt, E. van Groesen

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    After a general introduction to the vorton method, which is a vortex 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 other vorton equations which have been applied. Though inviscid, numerical simulations show reconnection phenomena.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-7
    JournalApplied scientific research
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    Event4th European Turbulence Conference, ETC IV 1992 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 30 Jun 19923 Jul 1992
    Conference number: 1992


    • vortex methods
    • vorton method
    • reconnection

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    Alkemade, A. J. Q., Nieuwstadt, F. T. M., & van Groesen, E. (1993). The Vorton Method. Applied scientific research, 51(1-2), 3-7.