Polygonal instabilities on interfacial vorticities
Author(s)Labousse, M.; Bush, John W. M.
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We report the results of a theoretical investigation of the stability of a toroidal vortex bound by an interface. Two distinct instability mechanisms are identified that rely on, respectively, surface tension and fluid inertia, either of which may prompt the transformation from a circular to a polygonal torus. Our results are discussed.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics
The European Physical Journal E
Labousse, M., and J. W. M. Bush. “Polygonal Instabilities on Interfacial Vorticities.” The European Physical Journal E 38.10 (2015): n. pag.
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