Waves on a vortex filament: exact solutions of dynamical equations

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In this paper we take into account the dynamical equations of a vortex filament in superfluid helium at finite temperature (1 K < T < 2.17 K) and at very low temperature, which is called Biot-Savart law. The last equation is also valid for a vortex tube in a frictionless, unbounded and incompressible fluid. Both the equations are approximated by the Local Induction Approximation (LIA) and Fukumoto's approximation. The obtained equations are then considered in the extrinsic frame of reference, where exact solutions (Kelvin waves) are shown. These waves are then compared one to each other in terms of their dispersion relations in the frictionless case. The same equations are then investigated for a quantized vortex line in superfluid helium at higher temperature, where friction terms are needed for a full description of the motion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1094
Number of pages14
JournalZeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Applied Mathematics

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