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Vortex shredding | by Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Vortex shredding

This computer simulation of vortex induced motion (VIM) from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows how ocean currents affect offshore oil rigs. Vortex shedding affects the integrity of key components of offshore drilling stations, which directly impact system safety. The large size and complex physics of this problem requires advanced numerical simulations using supercomputers.

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Uploaded on March 24, 2015