On variational principles for coherent vortex structures

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Fliert van de, B.W. and Groesen van, E. (1993) On variational principles for coherent vortex structures. Applied scientific research, 51 (1-2). pp. 399-403. ISSN 0003-6994

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Abstract:Different approaches are discussed of variational principles characterizing coherent vortex structures in two-dimensional flows. Turbulent flows seem to form ordered structures in the large scales of the motion and the self-organization principle predicts asymptotic states realizing an extremal value of the energy or a minimum of enstrophy. On the other hand the small scales take care of the increase of entropy, and asymptotic results can be obtained by applying the theory of equilibrium statistical mechanics.
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Copyright:© 1993 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01082567
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