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Visualizing the Connectivity of Vortex Systems for Pitching Wings

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P. Freymuth

Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. 80309-0429

J. Fluids Eng 111(2), 217-220 (Jun 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243626 History: Received March 03, 1988; Online October 26, 2009

Abstract

The global visualization of vortex systems of pitching wings is explored. The topological law that vortex strands need to be connected aids in comprehending the visualized vortex systems and in assessing the quality of visualization. Viscous and viscous-turbulent diffusion facilitate the reconnection of vortex strands.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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