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Trefoil knot structure during reconnection

  title={Trefoil knot structure during reconnection},
  author={Robert McDougall Kerr},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
By comparing vortex structures at multiple times from the numerical evolution and reconnection of a perturbed trefoil vortex knot, the $t=t_x$ end of a scaling regime where $\sqrt{\nu}Z(t_x)$ is independent of $\nu$ is identified as when the last snippet of the original trefoil vortex is cut by viscous reconnection. During this phase there is good correspondence with the experimental trefoil reconnection of Kleckner and Irvine (2013) when a camber correction is added to the nonlinear timescales… 

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