Consider a three-dimensional vortex sheet in inviscid, incompressible flow which is irrotational away from the sheet. We derive an equation for the evolution of a vortex sheet in Lagrangian coordinates, i.e. an equation that is restricted to the sheet itself and is analogous to the Birkhoff-Rott equation for a two-dimensional (planar) sheet. This general equation is specialized to sheets with axial or helical symmetry, with or without swirl.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Applied Mathematics