Accession Number : AD0682495

Title :   LAMINAR FLOW IN PLANE CHANNEL AND ANNULUS WITH ONE WALL POROUS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Tsai,Ming Shing

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Laminar, steady flows of an incompressible viscous fluid between parallel plane walls one of which is porous, and between concentric circular cylinders with the outer one porous, are studied theoretically for the case of uniform wall flow (both suction and injection) and stationary walls. Similarity solutions of the equations of motion are obtained by numerical integration and also by a perturbation method and by an integral approximation. Deviation of the calculated axial velocity profile and pressure distribution from those corresponding to flow in impermeable ducts was produced more by fluid withdrawal than by injection of fluid through the porous wall. Also, the cross flow required to produce an adverse pressure gradient or an axial velocity profile with an inflection point or a vanishing wall slope, rose sharply as the radius ratio of annulus was increased so as to approximate the flat channel geometry. The numerical solutions for the channel include cases of reverse flow at the impermeable wall. The construction of an annular channel consisting of a stationary shaft and a porous pipe, to be used in the subsequent experimental portion of this work, is also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAMINAR FLOW, *TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW), INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, POROUS MATERIALS, WALLS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, RINGS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, DUCTS, PRESSURE, SECONDARY FLOW, THESES

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE