Accession Number : ADP002938

Title :   Flow Past a Flexible Membrane,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Vanden-Broeck,J. M.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The deformation of a two-dimensional membrane due to the flow of an incompressible fluid around it is considered. The membrane is assumed to be flexible and inextensible. The problem is related to the flow of air past parachutes. Numerical solutions are obtained by discretization of the model nonlinear integrodifferential equation describing the flow. The numerical results are shown to be in reasonable agreement with experiments. In addition some aspects of the effect of porosity are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Membranes, *Flexible materials, *Fluid flow, Incompressibility, Two dimensional, Deformation, Steady flow, Potential flow, Parachutes, Air flow, Porosity, Mesh, Numerical analysis, Nonlinear differential equations, Integral equations, Coefficients

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE