A vortex decay model for predicting spatial evolution of peak vorticity in a wake behind a cylinder is presented. For wake vortices in the stable region behind the formation region, results have shown that the presented model has a good capability of predicting spatial evolution of peak vorticity within an advecting vortex across 0.1 ≤ β ≤ 0.4, 500 ≤ H ≤ 5000, and 1500 ≤ ReL ≤ 8250. The model is also generalized to predict the decay behaviour of wake vortices in a class of quasi-two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic duct flows. Comparison with published data demonstrates remarkable consistency.
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The following article appeared in Hamid, Ahmad H.A. , Hussam, Wisam K. , Potherat, A. and
Sheard, Gregory J. (2015) Spatial evolution of a quasi-two-dimensional Kármán vortex street
subjected to a strong uniform magnetic field. Physics of Fluids, volume 27 (5) and may be
found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4919906