This paper describes a number of analyses and experiments that could eventually serve to elucidate the physics of fluid mechanics phenomena such as the generation of whirls, the quasi- two-dimensionalization of turbulence near the free surface, and the reverse energy cascade at pure and contaminated interfaces. Discussed in some detail are the vorticity flux; surface-tension effects; basic equations and boundary conditions; the role of surfactants; topology of interfacial interactions; characteristics of connections, disconnection, and reconnections; a number of canonical flows (single and paired vortices, jets, and vortex rings); and the need for the development of prediction methods for turbulent flows in a region bounded by a free-surface, solid-fluid juncture boundary layer and the nonlinear interactions of shear flow wake turbulence with a free surface.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Annual Rev Fluid Mechanics, 1996, p 83 [46 p, 111 ref, 18 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Sarpkaya, T
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM