Time evolution of vortex rings with large radius and very concentrated vorticity

Journal of Mathematical Physics, Volume 62, Issue 5, May 2021. We study the time evolution of an incompressible fluid with an axial symmetry without swirl when the vorticity is sharply concentrated on N annuli of radii ≈r0 and thickness ɛ. We prove that when r0 = |log ɛ|α, α > 2, the vorticity field of the fluid converges as ɛ → 0 to the point-vortex model, at least for a small but positive time. This result generalizes a previous paper that assumed a power law for the relation between r0 and ɛ.