© 1987

Studies of Vortex Dominated Flows

Proceedings of the Symposium on Vortex Dominated Flows Held July 9–11, 1985, at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

  • M. Y. Hussaini
  • M. D. Salas
Conference proceedings

Part of the ICASE NASA LaRC Series book series (ICASE/NASA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vortex Dynamics

  3. Vortex Breakdown

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. J. J. Keller, W. Egli, J. Exley
      Pages 63-75
  4. Massive Separation

  5. Vortex Shedding From Sharp Leading Edges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. H. K. Cheng, R. H. Edwards, Z. X. Jia
      Pages 195-222
  6. Conically Separated Flows

About these proceedings


From the astrophysical scale of a swirling spiral galaxy, through the geophysical scale of a hurricane, down to the subatomic scale of elementary particles, vortical motion and vortex dynamics have played a profound role in our understanding of the physical world. Kuchemann referred to vortex dynamics as "the sinews and muscles of fluid motion. " In order to update our understanding of vortex dominated flows, NASA Langley Research Center and the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) conducted a workshop during July 9-11, 1985. The subject was broadly divided into five overlapping topics­ vortex dynamics, vortex breakdown, massive separation, vortex shedding from sharp leading edges and conically separated flows. Some of the experts in each of these areas were invited to provide an overview of the subject. This volume is the proceedings of the workshop and contains the latest, theoretical, numerical, and experimental work in the above-mentioned areas. Leibovich, Widnall, Moore and Sirovich discussed topics on the fundamentals of vortex dynamics, while Keller and Hafez treated the problem of vortex break­ down phenomena; the contributions of Smith, Davis and LeBalleur were in the area of massive separation and inviscid-viscous interactions, while those of Cheng, Hoeijmakers and Munnan dealt with sharp-leading-edge vortex flows; and Fiddes and Marconi represented the category of conical separated flows.


computer dynamics model research simulation turbulent flow

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Y. Hussaini
    • 1
  • M. D. Salas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE)ICASE/NASA NASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Studies of Vortex Dominated Flows
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Symposium on Vortex Dominated Flows Held July 9–11, 1985, at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
  • Editors M.Y. Hussaini
    M.D. Salas
  • Series Title ICASE NASA LaRC Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-96430-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-4678-7
  • Series ISSN 0939-2483
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 364
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Fluid- and Aerodynamics
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