Mixing mechanisms of vortex ring formed by gravity slumping motion

Ozdemir I.

EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS, vol.22, no.4, pp.271-280, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s003480050048
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-280


This paper is concerned with an experimental investigation of the mixing inside the vortex ring formed by the gravity slumping motion of a dense cloud in a less dense atmosphere. The dynamics of the spreading and instantaneous structures of the turbulent flow were examined by visualization, single and multi-point measurements of velocity and concentration for two heavy gases, carbondioxide (CO2) and dichlorodifluoromethane (CCl2F2), in a configuration in that heavy gas, initially trapped in a reservoir, was released with the rise of a shutter into calm air of a sector-shaped dispersion channel.