circular vortex

circular vortex

[′sər·kyə·lər ′vȯr‚teks]
(meteorology)
An atmospheric flow in parallel planes in which streamlines and other isopleths are concentric circles about a common axis; an atmospheric model of easterly and westerly winds is a circular vortex about the earth's polar axis.
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Higher resources will be required to meet the higher debt repayments, giving rise to a circular vortex effect.
Her article in the Monthly Weather Review, derived from the thesis, presented a summary of the dynamics of the circular vortex with applications to what Bjerknes had called the "planetary vortex" in Earth's atmosphere.
Circular transverse rib and circular vortex generator in inlet section is having rib height (e) of 1mm.
Use of circular transverse ribs along with circular vortex generator results in enhancement in heat transfer which is predicted by calculating average Nusselt number.
The circular transverse ribs on the absorber plate and circular vortex generator in inlet section are also considered adiabatic.
(2) Vortex flow is created by the circular vortex generator in inlet section.
Figure 6 shows the enhancement in heat transfer in terms of average Nusselt number values at constant value of relative roughness height (e/D = 0.03) when circular vortex generator is not inserted in inlet section of duct.
Volestere, 2007, looks like a violent fracas with a circular vortex, as much Road Runner cartoon as Dutch genre scene,
At the tip of the wing, this motion creates a circular vortex. The speed and size of this "wingtip vortex" is directly proportional to the lift created by the aircraft's wing.