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The linear stability of oscillatory Poiseuille flow in channels and pipes

Thomas, Christian, Bassom, Andrew P., Blennerhassett, P. J. and Davies, Christopher 2011. The linear stability of oscillatory Poiseuille flow in channels and pipes. Proceedings of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 467 (2133) , pp. 2643-2662. 10.1098/rspa.2010.0468

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The linear stability of confined, periodic, parallel fluid flows is examined. The flow fields considered consist of a steady pressure gradient-driven velocity field combined with a purely oscillatory component generated by either an oscillatory pressure gradient or by harmonically oscillating bounding surfaces. Plane channel and circular pipe geometries are studied and all possible combinations of the steady and oscillatory flow components investigated. Neutral stability curves and critical conditions for instability are computed for a selection of steady–unsteady velocity ratios, channel half-widths and pipe radii. The results obtained confirm previous investigations into the effects of small amounts of periodic modulation on the linear stability of the underlying steady flow, but provide much more comprehensive information on the linear stability regions of unsteady parallel flows in channels and pipes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: time-periodic; shear flows; instability
Publisher: The Royal Society
ISSN: 1471-2946
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:04

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