Kelvin waves on helical vortex tube in swirling flow

M. A. Tsoy, S. G. Skripkin, P. A. Kuibin, S. I. Shtork, S. V. Alekseenko

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Kelvin waves formed on precessing helical vortex tube after vortex reconnection were experimentally visualized. The experiments were performed in a swirling flow of viscous fluid in optically transparent conical diffuser. Vortex visualization was facilitated by cavitation in the vortex core and carried out using high-speed video cameras. Kelvin waves of zero, first and second modes m = 0, 1, 2 were formed in packets as a result of reconnection due to vortex tube self-intersection. Kelvin waves were observed to form both on the helical vortex tube and the detached vortex ring and to propagate along the axis of the vortex tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer and Hydrodynamics in Swirling Flows - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 21 Nov 201723 Nov 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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