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Laminar Flow in a Porous Tube

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R. M. Terrill

Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

J. Fluids Eng 105(3), 303-307 (Sep 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240992 History: Received May 24, 1982; Online October 26, 2009

Abstract

It is shown that an axisymmetric solution of the Navier-Stokes equations can be obtained for potential flow superimposed on Poiseuille flow. The result is used here to obtain a fully developed solution for flow in a porous pipe with variable suction or injection and to show how to obtain the suction distribution needed to change a specified axial velocity distribution at one cross-section to a specified axial velocity distribution at another cross-section.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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