Geometric characterization of the rotation centers of a particle in a flow

Blas Herrera, Jordi Pallares, Agustí Reventós

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Abstract

© 2016 Universitá del Salento. We provide a geometrical characterization of the instantaneous rotation centers O (p, t) of a particle in a flow F over time t. Specifically, we will prove that: a) at a specific instant t, the point O (p, t) is the center of curvature at the vertex of the parabola which best fits the path-particle line γ (t) on its Darboux plane at p, and b) over time t, the geometrical locus of O (p, t) is the line of striction of the principal normal surface generated by γ (t).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-47
JournalNote di Matematica
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Geometry of flows
  • Structure of flows

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