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Constant-Pressure Laminar Mixing of a Shear Layer with a Quiescent Fluid


Chao, Chia-Chun (1968) Constant-Pressure Laminar Mixing of a Shear Layer with a Quiescent Fluid. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/8FYR-SB25.


The constant-pressure laminar mixing of an initial shear layer with a quiescent fluid is studied theoretically. The line of singularities at the starting point is removed by abandoning the conventional restriction that the dividing streamline must coincide with the x-axis. Instead, the shape of this streamline in the "near-field" is determined by properly matching inner and outer flow regions so as to cancel any additional induced normal velocity and pressure disturbances in the outer flow. The "far-field" is obtained by applying the momentum integral technique beginning with the profiles determined by the near-field solution some distance downstream of the start of mixing. Universal functions are obtained that enable the progress of the mixing process to be followed both for a Blasius initial profile and an initial profile with a finite slip.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lees, Lester (advisor)
  • Kubota, Toshi (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:20 February 1968
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11112005-153627
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ID Code:4511
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Deposited On:11 Nov 2005
Last Modified:01 Apr 2024 20:46

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