Beltrami states for compressible barotropic flows

B.K. Shivamoggi, G.J.F. Heijst, van

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Beltrami states for compressible barotropic flows are deduced by minimizing the total kinetic energy while keeping the total helicity constant. A Hamiltonian basis for these Beltrami states is sketched. An interesting physical application of the compressible barotropic Beltrami state arises with the Kuzmin–Oseledets formulation of compressible Euler equations. Further, Ertel's invariant is shown to become degenerate in the compressible barotropic Beltrami state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5688-5690
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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