Errors Due to a Representation of Source Flow in an Electrical Analogy

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J. C. Gibbings

Department of Fluid Mechanics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

J. Basic Eng 88(1), 139-142 (Mar 01, 1966) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3645789 History: Received July 19, 1965; Online November 03, 2011


The necessarily finite-size electrode used to represent a source flow in an analog solution is usually circular in shape. The resulting distortion of the true potential map introduces errors in potential which are investigated for an electrode adjacent to a corner. A numerical example is given.

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