Classical Physics


The Shape of Water and Air Vortices

Authors: M. J. Germuska

This paper presents a new formula found experimentally for the shape of the free surface of stable vortices. It is a generalisation of the theoretical formula for the irrotational vortex in the ideal fluid. The new formula applies to real vortices where viscosity and compression may be present. The experiments were carried out under laboratory conditions on water and air vortices that were produced in several different ways.

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[v1] 2016-12-12 11:44:20

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