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Steady and Unsteady Flow in Noncircular Straight Ducts

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V. O’Brien

Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Md.

J. Appl. Mech 44(1), 1-6 (Mar 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424007 History: Received April 01, 1976; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

A general numerical method to solve for the steady parallel fully developed flow in ducts of arbitrary shape is illustrated and compared to analytic solutions for simple shapes. A straight forward extension of the method is applied also to oscillatory flow solutions. By linear superposition, any pulsatile parallel flow in an arbitrary duct can be synthesized.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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