Vorticity and Kutta Condition for Unsteady Multienergy Flows

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J. P. Giesing

Structural Dynamics, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 36(3), 608-613 (Sep 01, 1969) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3564724 History: Received February 07, 1969; Online September 14, 2011


The dynamical conditions for vortex shedding in unsteady multienergy flows are given: It is shown that the vorticity shed is composed of an unsteady part, which is proportional to the time rate of change of the circulation, and a steady part, which is proportional to the total-pressure difference across the vortex sheet. The kinematics of vortex shedding are also investigated. It is determined that the vortex sheet is shed parallel to one side of the trailing edge or the other depending on the sense of the shed vorticity. It is further determined that the shedding velocity is equal to one half of the strength of the vorticity at the trailing edge (except for trailing-edge angles of zero). Numerical calculations are presented to illustrate the results.

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