By Shigeo Kida
Basic vortices – these tubular swirling vortical constructions with focused vorticity typically saw in different types of turbulent flows – play key roles in turbulence dynamics (e.g. enhancement of combining, diffusion and resistance) and symbolize turbulence records (e.g. intermittency). due to their dynamical significance, manipulation of effortless vortices is predicted to be potent and worthy in turbulence keep watch over in addition to in development of turbulence modeling. the main complex examine works on effortless vortices and similar difficulties have been awarded and mentioned on the IUTAM Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, 26-28 October 2004. This ebook comprises forty contributions awarded there, the topics of which disguise vortex dynamics, coherent buildings, chaotic advection and combining, statistical homes of turbulence, rotating and stratified turbulence, instability and transition, dynamics of skinny vortices, finite-time singularity, and superfluid turbulence. The publication will be valuable for readers of graduate and complex degrees within the box of fluid turbulence.