Prediction of Sudden Expansion Flows Using the Boundary-Layer Equations

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O. K. Kwon

Allison Gas Turbine Operations, General Motors Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind.

R. H. Pletcher, J. P. Lewis

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

J. Fluids Eng 106(3), 285-291 (Sep 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243117 History: Received September 14, 1982; Online October 26, 2009


A finite-difference calculation method based on the boundary-layer equations is described for the prediction of laminar, developed channel flow undergoing a symmetric sudden expansion. The scheme requires only a fraction of the computational effort required for the numerical solution of the full Navier-Stokes equations that are usually employed for this flow. Predictions of the method compare very favorably with experimental data and solutions of the full Navier-Stokes equations.

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