Hydraulic Flow in Coupled Parallel Channels of Varying Cross-Sectional Area

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J. F. Thorpe

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

J. Basic Eng 85(3), 417-423 (Sep 01, 1963) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3656627 History: Received April 13, 1962; Online November 03, 2011


The problem considered is that of flow in the two parallel channels formed by the introduction of a long thin plate into a duct of uniform rectangular cross section. The plate is slightly inclined and does not, in general, span the channel so that transverse flow may occur. The flow is described by applying the one-dimensional approximation. Boundary conditions were established by regarding the stagnation streamline as defining two separate channels upstream of the plate leading edge. The solution was then obtained numerically with an IBM 650 computer. Computed hydraulic parameters were in good agreement with those obtained experimentally.

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