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Numerical Modelling Of Jet-forced Flow In A Circular Reservoir Using A Stochastic Biot-Savart Discrete Vortex Method

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM970421

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

831 kb

Author(s)

R.W. Barber

Abstract

This paper describes a Biot-Savart discrete vortex model for simulating the flow patterns which occur when a single high-velocity inflow jet is used to stir the fluid within a circular container. The analysis is of interest in that it is representative of conditions frequently encountered in water supply service reservoirs where the mixing processes are driven by momentum from the inflow jets. The Navier-Stokes equations are solved using a Lagrangian vortex tracking procedure which is perfectly conservative and theoretically free from numerical diffusion in the classical sense. In addition, the computations are self-adaptive since the vortex elements congregate in regions of large vorticity

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