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Vorticity Induced by a Moving Elliptic Belt

Ribbens, Calvin J. and Wang, C. Y. and Watson, Layne T. and Alexander, Kevin A. (1989) Vorticity Induced by a Moving Elliptic Belt. Technical Report TR-89-35, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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The viscous flow inside an elliptic moving belt is studied using Newton's method on a Hermite collocation approximation. The streamlines and especially the vorticity distribution are found for Reynolds number up to 1000 and aspect ratio up to five. For low Reynolds numbers vorticity diffuses from regions of high curvature. For high Reynolds numbers there exists a closed boundary layer and a core of constant vorticity. The core vorticity compares well with the estimation from the mean square law.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:172
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Deposited On:05 December 2001