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Aerospace Use of the Biot Savart Law in Lifting Line theory

  1. Nov 30, 2015 #1
    In deriving the lifting line theory Prandtl used the Biot-Savart Law - now from the definition of a vortex filament, it is a line where each point generates a vortex flow in the surrounding fluid. Considering a particular point, if the surrounding fluid is inviscid then shouldn't the vortex motion be restricted to only one plane, the plane perpendicular to the filament and passing through that point? If this is correct, then how can Biot-Savart law be applied where the effect of a small filament is felt everywhere?
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  3. Dec 5, 2015 #2
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