75th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 20, 2022 — November 22, 2022)

P0022: Even vorticity lines become vortical in a vortex - dance of vorticity lines in the stage of vortex exhibits vortical structure

  • Katsuyuki Nakayama, Aichi Institute of Technology
  • Kyouka Hyoudou , Graduate School of Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology
  • Yuki Adachi, Graduate School of Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2022.GFM.P0022

Vorticity lines in fluid dynamics represent rotating intensity and direction of velocity field, however, even vorticity lines often become vortical in a vortex. It can swirl in the same or inverse direction to vortical flow, and expands or constricts, which exhibits geometrical dynamics of vortical flow along vortical region.

Not only vorticity lines, but their bundles also become vortical in coalescence of vortices, where they may writhe as snakes of Medusa’s head in Greek mythology or Yamata-no-orochi (eight-headed and eight-tailed serpent) in Japanese mythology, or behave as DNA. These give an aspect of beauty of natural science, or a mysterious feature of a vortex that has inspired not only fluid science but art and culture since ancient times.

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