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International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

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ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

Experiments on Vortex Rings: Interaction with Circular Surfaces

Author : Ijas Hussain 1 T J Sarvoththama Jothi 2

Date of Publication :13th April 2017

Abstract: Vortex rings can be easily produced in the laboratory by pushing a definite column of fluid into a tank containing stationary fluid at a certain velocity. The velocity of a single vortex ring is reducing up on its propagation and diameter is increasing due to the conservation of momentum. The Reynolds number has no influence in the ring diameter and it is depending on stroke ratio only but Reynolds number effecting inversely to the core diameter of the vortex ring. Interaction of vortex rings with cylinders shows cut and reconnection of vortex rings for small diameter cylinders. The interaction produces a pair of secondary vortices having opposite vorticity and reduces the diameter of the primary ring. The interaction with higher diameter cylinders causes the ring to become turbulent and no such observations as other are visible.

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