Vortex reconnection in a swirling flow

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

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Processes of vortex reconnection on a helical vortex, which is formed in a swirling flow in a conical diffuser, have been studied experimentally. It has been shown that reconnection can result in the formation of both an isolated vortex ring and a vortex ring linked with the main helical vortex. A number of features of vortex reconnection, including the effects of asymmetry, generation of Kelvin waves, and formation of various bridges, have been described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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