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Aerospace Why is a potential core region of a jet called a potential core ?

  1. Feb 6, 2012 #1
    Why is a "potential core" region of a jet called a "potential core"?

    We all know that there exists a region called "potential core" in a jet where there are no mean velocity gradients. My question is, why is it called a "potential" core?
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2012 #2

    boneh3ad

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    Re: Why is a "potential core" region of a jet called a "potential core"?

    It obeys potential flow rules, aka it is essentially inviscid.
     
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