Rankine vortex


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Rankine vortex

[′raŋ·kən ‚vȯr‚teks]
(fluid mechanics)
A vortex with a vertical axis and circular motion, in which the motion is that of a rotating solid cylinder inside some fixed radius, and the circulation is constant outside this radius.
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1998, "Enhancement of Heat Transfer in an Inviscid-flow Thermal Boundary Layer Due to a Rankine Vortex," Int.