A Regular System of Vortices in a Circular Stratified Flow Behind the Edge of a Rotating Disk

  • Roman N. Bardakov
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In this paper the spatial pattern of vortex flow around the rotating disk studied experimentally. The disk is mounted in a continuously stratified fluid. The phenomenon of breaking the annular flow near the disk edges to a regular sequence of vortex loops is found. The governing parameters are found and the range of their values is determined. Observations have been made both for strongly stratified and for weakly stratified media. The influence of stratification on the evolution of the current is determined.


Rotating disk Vortex Stratified fluid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics RASMoscowRussia

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