Vortex-rings of prescribed impulse
Burton, G. R., 2003. Vortex-rings of prescribed impulse. Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 134, pp. 515-528.
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We consider a variational problem for steady axisymmetric vortex-rings, in which kinetic energy is maximised subject to prescribed impulse, with the ratio of vorticity to axial distance belonging to the class of rearrangements of a prescribed function, as proposed by Benjamin. We prove existence of maximisers in an extended constraint set, allowing some loss of vorticity. We then study a particular family of vortex-rings including Hill's spherical vortex, determining the precise range of impulse values for which the maximiser loses vorticity, and show that the maximisers are spherical when this happens.
|Creators||Burton, G. R.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences|
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000183479400011|
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