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RESEARCH PAPERS

A Quasi Method of Characteristics With Application to Fluid Lines With Frequency Dependent Wall Shear and Heat Transfer

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F. T. Brown

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Basic Eng 91(2), 217-226 (Jun 01, 1969) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3571070 History: Received August 02, 1968; Online November 03, 2011

Abstract

The method of characteristics has been used in a variety of graphical, analytical, and numerical ways as a powerful tool in the solution of hyperbolic partial differential equations. The availability of digital computers permits the basic method to be applied to a greatly extended class of problems represented by semihyperbolic equations. This general extension is illustrated by problems of unsteady fluid flow in rigid tubes with the effects of frequency or history-dependent wall shear and heat transfer.

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