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Von Kármán vortex street


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  • n. a double row of vortices in a fluid sometimes found in the wake of a cylindrical body (such as in a river, downstream of a bridge support), eddies being produced from alternate sides of the body


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For Theodore von Kármán Hungarian physicist


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  • Please tell me that somewhere a city council has had the wisdom to so name an appropriate boulevard.

    November 9, 2011

  • Cf. Kelvin-Helmholtz instability.

    November 7, 2011

  • "A Kármán vortex street (or a von Kármán vortex street) is a term in fluid dynamics for a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow of a fluid over bluff bodies. It is named after the engineer and fluid dynamicist, Theodore von Kármán and is responsible for such phenomena as the "singing" of suspended telephone or power lines, and the vibration of a car antenna at certain speeds."


    November 7, 2011