Numerical Solution of Stratified Flow Into a Sink: A Criterion for Selective Withdrawal

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M. S. Ingber, A. K. Mitra

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011

J. Fluids Eng 109(4), 384-388 (Dec 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3242677 History: Received January 27, 1986; Online October 26, 2009


Steady flow of an inviscid, stratified fluid into a line sink is analyzed numerically using a finite difference scheme. A criterion is proposed to determine the critical Froude number below which selective withdrawal is possible for arbitrary sink position and upstream density profile. For the case of selective withdrawal, a method to determine the withdrawal layer thickness is developed.

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