Bulletin of the American Physical Society
64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Volume 56, Number 18
Sunday–Tuesday, November 20–22, 2011; Baltimore, Maryland
Session B27: Awards Presentations, Followed by the Otto Laporte and Corrsin Lectures
10:15 AM–12:10 PM,
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Room: Ballroom I-IV
Chair: Ann R. Karagozian, UCLA, Juan Lasheras, UCSD, and Alexander Smits, Princeton University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.DFD.B27.2
Abstract: B27.00002 : Otto Laport Lecture: A Fascination with Fluids: Vortices and Vortex Breakdown.
10:40 AM–11:25 AM
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(University of Southern California)
The problem of the dynamics of long slender vortices, e.g., tornadoes, dust devils, waterspouts, fire whirls, internal flow in rotating machinery, leading edge and trailing vortices on lifting surfaces, etc, has been a fascination for me for close to 50 years. A sequence of experimental studies will be presented, together with reasoned physical explanations and related theoretical arguments, that attempt to bring some order to the sometimes-controversial discussion that has swirled about the subject during that time.
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