The Effect of Inlet Velocity Profile Shape on Flow Separation in a Confined Two-Dimensional Channel

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A. R. Peters

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.

G. A. Phelps

Celanese Corp., Charlotte, N. C.

J. Fluids Eng 96(3), 305-306 (Sep 01, 1974) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447159 History: Received June 11, 1974; Online October 12, 2010


Results of a previously developed numerical relaxation method were employed to determine the effect of different inlet profiles on separation in a two-dimensional channel with a right angle bend. The extent of separation and velocity distribution downstream from the corner was found to be relatively independent of the inlet profile selected.

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