The sound of a singularity

Russel E. Caflisch, Fernando Lund

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The sound generated by the singularity of a rolled-up vortex sheet is computed. A strong pressure wave is generated, whose Fourier transform is a power of frequency, with the exponent a characteristic of the singularity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-910
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics of Fluids A
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Engineering(all)

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Caflisch, R. E., & Lund, F. (1989). The sound of a singularity. Physics of Fluids A, 1(6), 909-910.