Von Kármán vortex street

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For Theodore von Kármán Hungarian physicist

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Von Kármán vortex street (plural Von Kármán vortex streets)

  1. (physics) a double row of vortices in a fluid sometimes found in the wake of a cylindrical body (such as in a river, downstream of a bridge support), eddies being produced from alternate sides of the body

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