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Aleksey Yur'evich Varaksin
Joint Institute for High Temperatures (JIHT) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya Street, 13, Building 2, 125412, Moscow, Russia

M.E. Romash
Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Moscow, Russia

V.N. Kopeitsev
Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Moscow, Russia


This book is devoted to the fundamental problems of investigation of free concentrated vortices. The possibilities of mathematical modeling of whirlwinds (tornadoes) are discussed; it states and solves, for the first time in domestic and global practice, the problem of physical (laboratory) modeling of whirlwinds without using mechanical whirling devices. The issues of generation and stability of free vortices and methods for controlling their characteristics are analyzed. The possibilities for affecting atmospheric whirling formations of various scales are described. The book is designed for scientists investigating hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer of vortex flows, as well as for university teachers, students and post-graduate students.

Translated by Natalia K. Shveyeva
A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus

371 pages, © 2015