Accession Number : AD0770454

Title :   A Basis for Computer Modelling of Internal Flows in Laminar Fluid Amplifiers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Healey,Anthony J. ; Nicholson,James A.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : For design purposes it would be desirable to have a model which would predict the dynamic and/or steady state response of a beam-deflection fluid amplifier. One possible computer model consists of using a finite difference scheme to solve the governing fluid flow equations, which are taken to be the Navier-Stokes equation in terms of vorticity and the continuity equation in terms of stream function. Present work on such a model uses an alternating direction implicit method (ADI) on the vorticity equation and a successive overrelaxation method (SOR) on the stream function equation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Fluidic amplifiers, *Flueric devices, Laminar flow, Computerized simulation, Navier Stokes equations, Vortices, Numerical methods and procedures

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE