Weak Thermal Vortex Rings

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R. Ganapathy

Department of Mathematics, National College, Tiruchirapalli‚ÄĒ620 001, India

J. Fluids Eng 116(1), 174-176 (Mar 01, 1994) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910233 History: Received June 26, 1992; Revised February 23, 1993; Online May 23, 2008


A simple mathematical model is proposed and a similarity solution is obtained to study the behavior of very weak thermal vortex rings induced by a horizontal line source of thermal energy in an unbounded fluid. The temperature distribution is assumed to be unaffected by the fluid motion, and the Stokes flow approximation is invoked. Streamlines are computed to demonstrate the evolution of the flow field.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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