Accession Number : ADA113091

Title :   Vortex Breakdown and Instability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : KENTUCKY UNIV LEXINGTON DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Singh,Shiva N

PDF Url : ADA113091

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Solutions of the full steady axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations for breakdown in an unconfined viscous vortex have been obtained by Grabowski and Berger. The core Reynolds numbers were varied up to 200 and a two-parameter family of velocity distributions was assumed upstream as the boundary condition. In this report, the Richardson numbers corresponding to the developing solution profiles of Grabowski and Berger are calculated and shown graphically. The inviscid linear stability of thw swirling velocity profiles as calculated by Grabowski and Berger is investigated with repsect to non-axisymmetric disturbances. This eigen-value problem is solved numerically for various wave numbers and it is shown that the developing velocity profiles lead to instability. These results are believed to be useful in analyzing instabilities for a trailing vortex from an aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Delta wings, *Trailing vortices, Navier Stokes equations, Stability, Eigenvalues, Reynolds number, Inviscid flow, Symmetry

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE