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Dipolar vortices in two-dimensional flows

The dynamics of dipolar vortex solutions to the two-dimensional Euler equations is studied. A new type of nonlinear dipole is found and its dynamics in a slightly viscous system is compared with the dynamics of the Lamb dipole. The evolution of dipolar structures from an initial turbulent patch is investigated numerically. These structures have a form that depends on the initial condition. It seems that there are no unique dipolar solutions, but a large class of solutions is possible.


    IMACS 3rd International Conference on Computational Physics - Nonlinear Dynamic Phenomena in Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems, TECH UNIV DENMARK LYNGBY, LYNGBY, DENMARK, AUG 01-04, 1994


    • EPFL-ARTICLE-190477

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