Conference Proceedings

Vortex Rings in a Stratified Fluid

J Elsnab, M Zhen, J Philip, J Klewicki

Australian fluid mechanics society | Published : 2018


The motion of vortex rings propagating horizontally in a linearly stratified medium is investigated using time-resolved planar particle imaging velocimetry. The experiments are conducted in a large water tank. Vortex rings are produced using a piston-cylinder apparatus that is driven by a stepper motor. Linear stratification is obtained using a double bucket method described in the literature. The structure and interactions of a vortex ring with a linearly stratified media are determined by the Reynolds and Froude numbers at a fixed formation ratio of the vortex ring generation. These experiments are designed to investigate the effect of varying the aforementioned parameters. The results pro..

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