Creeping Flow Through an Axisymmetric Sudden Contraction or Expansion

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Sourith Sisavath, Xudong Jing, Chris C. Pain, Robert W. Zimmerman

Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London SW7 2BP, United Kingdom

J. Fluids Eng 124(1), 273-278 (Oct 18, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1430669 History: Received May 23, 2001; Revised October 18, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Sudden contraction in an axisymmetric tube
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Circular orifice of radius a and zero-thickness in an infinite space; the z-axis is an axis of rotation
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Orifice of radius a and finite length, L
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Flow through the thin circular orifice of Fig. 2 (after 14)
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Grid generated for a sudden expansion of R2/R1=2, and for n=1. The radius R1 is subdivided into 10n intervals
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Couette coefficient K as a function of the expansion ratio
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Thin circular orifice in an axisymmetric tube
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Dimensionless pressure drop for a thin circular orifice in an axisymmetric tube
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Relative importance of the excess pressure drop as a function of tube length, for the case L1=L2




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