A geometric method based on information from structural complexity is presented to calculate linear and angular momenta of a tangle of vortex filaments in Euler flows. For thin filaments under the so-called localized induction approximation the components of linear momentum admit interpretation in terms of projected area. By computing the signed areas of the projected graph diagrams associated with the vortex tangle, we show how to calculate the two momenta of the system by complexity analysis of tangle diagrams. This method represents a novel technique to extract dynamical information of complex systems from geometric and topological properties and provides a potentially useful tool to test the accuracy of numerical methods and investigate scale distribution of fluid dynamical properties of vortex flows.

Ricca, R. (2008). Momenta of a vortex tangle by structural complexity analysis. PHYSICA D-NONLINEAR PHENOMENA, 237(14-17), 2223-2227 [10.1016/j.physd.2008.01.002].

Momenta of a vortex tangle by structural complexity analysis

RICCA, RENZO
2008

Abstract

A geometric method based on information from structural complexity is presented to calculate linear and angular momenta of a tangle of vortex filaments in Euler flows. For thin filaments under the so-called localized induction approximation the components of linear momentum admit interpretation in terms of projected area. By computing the signed areas of the projected graph diagrams associated with the vortex tangle, we show how to calculate the two momenta of the system by complexity analysis of tangle diagrams. This method represents a novel technique to extract dynamical information of complex systems from geometric and topological properties and provides a potentially useful tool to test the accuracy of numerical methods and investigate scale distribution of fluid dynamical properties of vortex flows.
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Vortex tangle; Structural complexity
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2223
2227
Ricca, R. (2008). Momenta of a vortex tangle by structural complexity analysis. PHYSICA D-NONLINEAR PHENOMENA, 237(14-17), 2223-2227 [10.1016/j.physd.2008.01.002].
Ricca, R
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