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Fluid inflow from a source on the base of a channel

Shraida, S.M., Hocking, G.C.ORCID: 0000-0002-5812-6015 and Forbes, L.K. (2022) Fluid inflow from a source on the base of a channel. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 132 (1). Art. 13.

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A spectral method is detailed to simulate the viscous Boussinesq flow of a plume of heavy fluid emanating from a line source on the bottom of a channel. A small initially semi-circular “bubble” grows for small time, rising up to some height before it starts to flow outwards horizontally. We discuss the results for different values of Reynolds number, flow rate and density differential, considering the viscous and inertial effects.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
Publisher: Springer
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