Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, October 14, 2005 - 05:00
Location: 
Gilkey 113

Speaker Info

Abstract: 

For a steady laminar two-dimensional flow, Prandtl(1904) and Batchelor(1956) proposed a property in the case of a region of nested closed streamlines. This Prandtl-Batchelor(PB) theory claims the constancy of the vorticity in the limit of infinite Reynolds number $R$ ( or vanishing viscosity $\nu$ ) within such a region. We briefly discuss some theoretical and numerical results supporting the theory.