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Dual stream function visualization of flows fields dependent on two variables

Li, Zhenquan and Mallinson, G. (2006) Dual stream function visualization of flows fields dependent on two variables. Computing and Visualization in Science, 9 (1). pp. 33-41. ISSN 1432-9360

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The construction of streamlines is one of the most common methods for visualising fluid motion. Streamlines can be computed from the intersection of two nonparallel stream surfaces, which are iso-surfaces of dual stream functions. Stream surfaces are also useful to isolate part of the flow domain for detailed study. This paper introduces a technique for calculating dual stream functions for momentum fields that are defined analytically and depend on only two variables. For axi-symmetric flows, one of the dual stream functions is the well-known Stokes stream function. The analysis reduces the problem from the solution of partial differential equations to the solution of two ordinary differential equations. Example applications include the Moffat [17] vortex bubble, for which new solutions are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006 08:14
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 09:10

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