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Potential flow of fluid from an elevated, two-dimensional source

Shraida, S.M. and Hocking, G.C.ORCID: 0000-0002-5812-6015 (2019) Potential flow of fluid from an elevated, two-dimensional source. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 71 . pp. 349-362.

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When fluid is pumped from an elevated source it flows downward and then outward once it hits the base. In this paper we consider a simple two dimensional model of flow from a single line source elevated above a horizontal base and consider its downward flow into a spreading layer on the bottom. A hodograph solution and linear solutions are obtained for high flow rates and full nonlinear solutions are obtained over a range of parameter space. It is found that there is a minimum flow rate beneath which no steady solutions exist. Overhanging surfaces are found for a range of parameter values. This flow serves as a model for a two-dimensional water fountain, or approximates a similar flow in a density stratified environment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2019 Elsevier Inc.
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