Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

Tubes, Sheets and Singularities in Fluid Dynamics

Proceedings of the NATO ARW held in Zakopane, Poland, 2–7 September 2001, Sponsored as an IUTAM Symposium by the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Editors: Bajer, K., Moffatt, H.K. (Eds.)

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Modern experiments and numerical simulations show that the long-known coherent structures in turbulence take the form of elongated vortex tubes and vortex sheets. The evolution of vortex tubes may result in spiral structures which can be associated with the spectral power laws of turbulence. The mutual stretching of skewed vortex tubes, when they are close to each other, causes rapid growth of vorticity. Whether this process may or may not lead to a finite-time singularity is one of the famous open problems of fluid dynamics.

This book contains the proceedings of the NATO ARW and IUTAM Symposium held in Zakopane, Poland, 2-7 September 2001. The papers presented, carefully reviewed by the International Scientific Committee, cover various aspects of the dynamics of vortex tubes and sheets and of their analogues in magnetohydrodynamics and in quantum turbulence. The book should be a useful reference for all researchers and students of modern fluid dynamics.

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"...the authors merit considerable credit for so succinctly and effectively presenting and summarizing their contributions. [...] Finally, the editors, K. Bajer and H.K. Moffatt, and the publisher deserve praise for the typography of the papers, their uniformity of style and being easy on the eyes, and the brief time that was allowed to elapse between the oral presentations at the meeting and their appearance in print. This volume is an invaluable guide to the state of research in some of the most important areas of vortex dynamics at the commencement of this decade."
(Stanley A. Berger, University of California, Berkeley in AIAA Journal, 41:10 (2003)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Simulation of vortex sheet roll-up: chaos, azimuthal waves, ring merger

    Krasny, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Merging of non-symmetric Burgers vortices

    Higgins, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 13-18

  • Effect of stretching on vortices with axial flow

    Rossi, Maurice (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • Optimal two-dimensional perturbations in a stretched shear layer

    Dizès, Stéphane

    Pages 25-30

  • Advection-diffusion of a passive scalar in the flow of a decaying vortex

    Bajer, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 31-36

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tubes, Sheets and Singularities in Fluid Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the NATO ARW held in Zakopane, Poland, 2–7 September 2001, Sponsored as an IUTAM Symposium by the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Editors
  • K. Bajer
  • H.K. Moffatt
Series Title
Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
71
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48420-9
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48420-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0980-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-3953-5
Series ISSN
0926-5112
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 379
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