Accession Number : AD0692415

Title :   SOME ASPECTS OF THE FLOW OF STRATIFIED FLUIDS II. EXPERIMENTS WITH A TWO-FLUID SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 4, 1 Jul 52-30 Jun 53,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Long,Robert R.

Report Date : JUN 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A description is given of the flow of two superimposed layers of fluid over a barrier. In general three regimes of motion are possible: If the velocities of the fluids are sufficiently small the interface is little disturbed except for a slight depression over the barrier. If the velocities are sufficiently high the interface swells symmetrically over the obstacle. At intermediate speeds a hydraulic jump occurs in the lee of the barrier and the lower layer increases in depth upstream. The description of the experiments is supplemented by a theoretical discussion, employing the assumption of a hydrostatic pressure distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID FLOW, INTERFACES), TURBULENCE, HYDRODYNAMICS, ATMOSPHERES, METEOROLOGY, HYDROSTATICS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE