[3D Vortex Particle Method]The function in diffusion operator

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 April 17, 2015, 07:34 [3D Vortex Particle Method]The function in diffusion operator #1 New Member   Youjiang Wang Join Date: Apr 2015 Location: Hamburg Posts: 22 Rep Power: 11 For the vorticity diffusion, the Laplacian operator is always replaced by an integral operator . A function is used in the integral. Then the diffusion term looks like and ,for the vortex particle method, the change of particles' strength according to the diffusion would be It is said that the function can be got from the vorticity smoothing function as My question is that, there is a 2nd order algebraic smoothing function and a 4th order Gaussian smoothing function . I have calculated the corresponding integral function for the both smoothing functions, and plotted against . However, as i see it, the properties are really different . tmp.jpg Which is correct? Or both can be used? Last edited by wyj216; April 20, 2015 at 04:39. Reason: correct notation errors and make it more clear

 April 17, 2015, 08:28 #2 Member   Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 56 Rep Power: 12 1) Two small comments on notation. It might be a personal preference more than a requirement, but still.a) is gradient operator, while Laplacien operator is usually either or . b) In 3D vortex formulation, the vorticity is a vector. It is not explicit in your notation.2) I have not yet worked an applied project with vortex formulation, but the two function plot made me think about classic results from Lamb-Oseen (Vorticity distribution and Velocity distribution). Your 2nd order algebraic looks like it's more or less the cylindrical derivative about r or your 4th order Gaussian. I might be wrong, but maybe you have mixed some things you shouldn't mix. wyj216 likes this.

April 20, 2015, 04:28
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 Originally Posted by Alex C. 1) Two small comments on notation. It might be a personal preference more than a requirement, but still.a) is gradient operator, while Laplacien operator is usually either or . b) In 3D vortex formulation, the vorticity is a vector. It is not explicit in your notation.2) I have not yet worked an applied project with vortex formulation, but the two function plot made me think about classic results from Lamb-Oseen (Vorticity distribution and Velocity distribution). Your 2nd order algebraic looks like it's more or less the cylindrical derivative about r or your 4th order Gaussian. I might be wrong, but maybe you have mixed some things you shouldn't mix.
Thanks for you advice. Actually, i have used the incorrect notation. Now I have corrected them. It is a blob or ball for vortex particle method, and as i see it, Lamb-Oseen regard the vortex as filament. And the derivative is really w.r.t r or distance from field point to the particle.
I have just began to do some testing code for the 3D particle method. Thus i'm not clear with some concept and equations. Sometimes my question may seem to be quite strange, and i'm sorry for that.

 April 20, 2015, 18:06 #4 Member   Serguei Join Date: Mar 2015 Posts: 33 Rep Power: 11 First of all, forget for the moment about math and diffusion also. What is the vortex particle in your model for the 3-d? So, I mean, what is the vorticity "atom", or the singular element physically?

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 Originally Posted by serguei First of all, forget for the moment about math and diffusion also. What is the vortex particle in your model for the 3-d? So, I mean, what is the vorticity "atom", or the singular element physically?
In my opinion, the vortex particle is an approximation of the real physical vorticity field. The vorticity carried by the particle is the total vorticity around it ( of a specified volume, although I don't know whether the volume should be changed with time. )

And the position of the particle is the position of the initial vorticity at time . So it's a Lagrangian description of the vorticity field.

 April 24, 2015, 10:03 #6 Member   Serguei Join Date: Mar 2015 Posts: 33 Rep Power: 11 Actually, there two way to describe the vorticity fields: contentious and discrete. When you are talking about particles "atoms", you assume some discrete set of the elements, which induct the VELOCITY NOT THE VORTICITY between themselves and interact with each other. That is it. After understanding that, you should start to think about nature of those vorticity particles "atoms". For 2-d, that is easy. They are just points, or some pieces of distributed by some way vorticity inside. (Inside each of them, not outside !). They are strait and infinite in the perpendicular direction. For 3-d everything become much complicate on this stage. The vorticity lines should either go to infinity or be closed. Each of those way of representation is a very challenging.

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