total vorticity

total vorticity

[′tōd·əl vȯr′tis·əd·ē]
(fluid mechanics)
Usually, the magnitude of the vorticity vector, all components included, as opposed to the vertical (component of the) vorticity.
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This gradient, multiplied by (2/Re), represents the flow of total vorticity out of the surface per unit area per unit time, so that it is the local strength of the surface distribution of vorticity sources.