WIT Press


Finite Element Solution For Velocity And Temperature In Developing Laminar Pipe Flow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM990311

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

736 kb

Author(s)

G. Lorenzini & O. Saro

Abstract

Pipe flow has been widely investigated in the last forty years from an analytical and numerical point of view. However, an accurate numerical solution of the developing flow and temperature field, based on the finite element method, is absent in related literature. This paper realises a numerical approach, carried out with a finite element code applied to a two-dimensional axisymmetric formulation of the problem, to the dynamic and thermal problem of the entrance region in laminar pipe flow, with the changing of a few significant parameters. Two di

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