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Flow due to a sink near a vertical wall, in infinitely deep fluid

Forbes, L.K. and Hocking, G.C.ORCID: 0000-0002-5812-6015 (2005) Flow due to a sink near a vertical wall, in infinitely deep fluid. Computers & Fluids, 34 (6). pp. 684-704.

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Flow caused by a point sink in an otherwise stagnant fluid is studied using numerical methods based on integral-equation techniques and an asymptotic solution for small Froude number. There is a vertical wall present on a plane close to the sink, so that the flow is fully three dimensional. The fluid is of infinite depth, but a free-surface bounds it above. Steady solutions are presented for various Froude numbers and distances of the source from the wall. It is shown that the numerical results and asymptotic formula are in good agreement for small Froude numbers, but the results suggest that the non-linear solution ultimately forms some limiting structure at sufficiently large Froude number.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2004 Elsevier Ltd.
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