Klein, R. and Ting, L. (1990) Far field velocity potential induced by a rapidly decaying vorticity distribution. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP), 41 (3). pp. 395418. ISSN 00442275 (Print) 14209039 (Online)

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Abstract
We study the velocity field induced by a vorticity distribution decaying rapidly in the distancer from the origin. In the far field, the vector potential for the velocity field can be represented by a series SgrA (n), withA (n) proportional tor –n–1, forn=1, 2, .... We show thatA (n) can be expressed as a linear combination ofM n linearly independent vector functions. The numberM n is equal to 3 forn=1 and 4n fornge2 and the coefficient of a vector function is defined by a linear combination of $$\frac{3}{2}(n + 1)(n + 2)$$ nth moments of vorticity. We then show that only 2n+1 linear combinations of thoseM n vector functions contribute to the far field velocity which is irrotational. The corresponding scalar potential PHgr (n) is then represented by a linear combination of 2n+1 spherical harmonics ofnth order whose coefficients are again linear combinations ofnth moments of vorticity.
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Subjects:  Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics 
Divisions:  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group 
ID Code:  488 
Deposited By:  Ulrike Eickers 
Deposited On:  26 Jun 2009 12:09 
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