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  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 173
  • December 1986, pp. 225-251

Experimental and numerical study of vortex couples in two-dimensional flows

  • Y. Couder (a1) and C. Basdevant (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2006

Two-dimensional turbulence is investigated experimentally in thin liquid films. This study shows the spontaneous formation of couples of opposite-sign vortices in von Kármán wakes. The structure of these couples, their behaviour and their role in turbulent flows is then studied using both a numerical simulation and laboratory results.

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