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Questions About an Experiment on the Wake of a Sphere in a Stratified Fluid

  • O. Thual
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 41)

Abstract

We present briefly some turbulence measurements in the wake of a sphere towed horizontally in a stratified fluid. We point out three fundamental questions raised by this experiment and similar ones : The collapse of the turbulence and of the wake, the generation and emission of internal waves and the interaction between waves and the horizontal vortices that persist for a long time after the collapse.

Keywords

Vertical Velocity Internal Wave Froude Number Turbulent Eddy Stratify Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Thual
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRMToulouseFrance

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