WIT Press

The Boundary Element Method For The Solution Of Slow Flow Problems For Which A Paradoxical Situation Arises

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FD940011

Volume

9

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

694 kb

Author(s)

L. Elliott, D.B. Ingham & T.B.A. El Bashir

Abstract

The relating of the coefficients of some of the terms in the asymptotic expansion of the streamfunction to the force components and the torque on a body, together with the imposition of an integral constraint, enables the Boundary Element Method, (B.E.M.) , to provide a closed system of equations for the slow flow generated by a rotlet in the presence of a circular cylinder. Excellent agreement is obtained between the numerical results and previous analytical expressions. Introduction Since the paradox concerning the uniform, slow flow past a circular cylinder many other similar situations have arisen in the solution of the Stokes Equation, e.g. the flow produced when two circular cylin

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