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Flow in pipes with non-uniform curvature and torsion

Gammack, David and Hydon, Peter E. (2001) Flow in pipes with non-uniform curvature and torsion Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 433. pp. 357-382.


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This paper describes steady and unsteady flows in pipes with small, slowly varying curvature and torsion. Four new pipe shapes are studied, using Germano's extension of the Dean equations. Analytic and numerical solutions are obtained for flows driven by a steady pressure gradient. Oscillatory flows in pipes with non-uniform curvature are obtained by numerical methods. The effects of the non-uniformities in curvature and torsion are discussed, with particular reference to wall shear stress.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Gammack, David
Hydon, Peter
Date : 22 June 2001
Additional Information : Published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 433, 357-382. © 2001 Cambridge University Press. Reprinted with permission.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:41
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:02

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