WIT Press


3D Linear Stability Analysis Of 2D Free Surface Flows

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB030201

Volume

36

Pages

6

Published

2003

Size

325 kb

Author(s)

E. D. Wilkes & M. Hopkins

Abstract

3D linear stability analysis of 2D free surface flows E. D. ~ilkes' & M. ~ o ~ k i n s ~ 'GRAM, Inc., USA 2 Sandia National Laboratories, USA Abstract Fluid flow processes that have a two-dimensional structure can be subjected to disturbances in the third (transverse) direction as well as the two primary flow directions. Therefore, a complete linear stability analysis of such a process entails verification of stability in all directions. This work focuses on the general implementation of an algorithm for use with a finite element program to enable two-dimensional flow simulations to be combined with linear stability analysis in all three directions. Here, transverse disturbances are modeled and analyzed by normal mode analysis. The algorithm is validated against a simple cylindrical static liquid layer problem by demonstrating agreement with analytical solutions. Results are also presented and discussed for simple Rayleigh-Benard convection and for a slot coater problem. 1 Introduction Typic

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