Regular and chaotic streamlines of two vortex rings

  • Emily S.C. Chinga, Yongnian Huangab
  • Published 2007


We study the streamlines of the velocity eld generated by two Helmholtz vortex rings which are xed in space and perpendicular to each other. Chaotic behavior appears already for two vortex rings. Chaos can arise directly from a perturbation of periodic orbits. Motion is regular far away from linked vortex rings, and chaotic far away from unlinked vortex… (More)


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