Three-vortex motion with zero total circulation



Motion of three point vortices with zero total circulation in an ideal liquid is studied. Vortex trajectories are studied numerically over a wide range of their circulations at various initial positions. Asymptotics of vortex motions are calculated for configurations close to singular and collinear ones.

Key words

point vortices vortex dynamics dynamic systems asymptotic analysis algebraic reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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