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Irina Ostrovskaya

Mil’chakova 8a, Rostov-on-Don, 344090, Russia
Southern Federal University, Faculty of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Sciences

Publications:

Kurakin L. G., Ostrovskaya I. V., Sokolovskiy M. A.
On the Stability of Discrete Tripole, Quadrupole, Thomson’ Vortex Triangle and Square in a Two-layer/Homogeneous Rotating Fluid
2016, vol. 21, no. 3, pp.  291-334
Abstract
A two-layer quasigeostrophic model is considered in the $f$-plane approximation. The stability of a discrete axisymmetric vortex structure is analyzed for the case when the structure consists of a central vortex of arbitrary intensity $\Gamma$ and two/three identical peripheral vortices. The identical vortices, each having a unit intensity, are uniformly distributed over a circle of radius $R$ in a single layer. The central vortex lies either in the same or in another layer. The problem has three parameters $(R, \Gamma, \alpha)$, where $\alpha$ is the difference between layer thicknesses. A limiting case of a homogeneous fluid is also considered. The theory of stability of steady-state motions of dynamic systems with a continuous symmetry group $\mathcal{G}$ is applied. The two definitions of stability used in the study are Routh stability and $\mathcal{G}$-stability. The Routh stability is the stability of a one-parameter orbit of a steady-state rotation of a vortex multipole, and the $\mathcal{G}$-stability is the stability of a three-parameter invariant set $O_\mathcal{G}$, formed by the orbits of a continuous family of steady-state rotations of a multipole. The problem of Routh stability is reduced to the problem of stability of a family of equilibria of a Hamiltonian system. The quadratic part of the Hamiltonian and the eigenvalues of the linearization matrix are studied analytically. The cases of zero total intensity of a tripole and a quadrupole are studied separately. Also, the Routh stability of a Thomson vortex triangle and square was proved at all possible values of problem parameters. The results of theoretical analysis are sustained by numerical calculations of vortex trajectories.
Keywords: discrete multipole vortex structure, two-layer rotating fluid, stability
Citation: Kurakin L. G., Ostrovskaya I. V., Sokolovskiy M. A.,  On the Stability of Discrete Tripole, Quadrupole, Thomson’ Vortex Triangle and Square in a Two-layer/Homogeneous Rotating Fluid, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2016, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 291-334
DOI:10.1134/S1560354716030059
Kurakin L. G., Ostrovskaya I. V.
Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Regular Vortex Pentagon Outside a Circle
2012, vol. 17, no. 5, pp.  385-396
Abstract
A nonlinear stability analysis of the stationary rotation of a system of five identical point vortices lying uniformly on a circle of radius $R_0$ outside a circular domain of radius $R$ is performed. The problem is reduced to the problem of stability of an equilibrium position of a Hamiltonian system with a cyclic variable. The stability of stationary motion is interpreted as Routh stability. Conditions for stability, formal stability and instability are obtained depending on the values of the parameter $q = R^2/R_0^2$.
Keywords: point vortices, stationary motion, stability, resonance
Citation: Kurakin L. G., Ostrovskaya I. V.,  Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Regular Vortex Pentagon Outside a Circle, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2012, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 385-396
DOI:10.1134/S1560354712050024

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