Instability of helical tip vortices in rotor wakes

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Abstract

The conditions for the appearance of instabilities in systems of helical vortices constitute an intriguing problem that still remains partly unsolved. The experimental study of Felli, Camussi & Di Felice (J. Fluid Mech., this issue, vol. 682, 2011, pp. 5-53) has shed new light on some of the basic mechanisms governing the instability mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Volume682
Pages (from-to)1-4
ISSN0022-1120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

© Cambridge University Press 2011

Keywords

  • Wakes
  • Aerodynamics
  • Vortex instability

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