Experimental characterization of the instability of the vortex ring. Part I: Linear phase

Experimental characterization of the instability of the vortex ring. Part I: Linear phase The results of experiments performed to study the linear phase of the instability of vortex rings are presented. The experiments were performed in water. The vortex rings are generated by pushing water through the cylindrical nozzle of a pipe submerged in an aquarium. The experiments were made with the help of planar laser induced fluorescence as well as 2D2C and 2D3C particle image velocimetry. They show the straining field causing the instability, and for the first time experimentally the growth of a band of linear unstable modes. They also confirm previous studies concerning the shape of the instability and theories predicting the number of waves and the bandwidth of unstable modes. However, the measurement of the growth rate shows the influence of viscous damping, and consequently, the limit of the theories based on the hypothesis of an ideal fluid. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Experimental characterization of the instability of the vortex ring. Part I: Linear phase

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Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
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