Advances in Fluid Mechanics
IX (WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences)
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|Format:||Hardback, 608 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 31 May 2012|
Containing papers from the Ninth International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, this book discusses the basic formulations of fluid mechanics and their computer modelling, as well as the relationship between experimental and analytical results. Scientists, engineers, and other professionals interested in the latest developments in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics will find the book a useful addition to the literature. The book covers a wide range of topics, with emphasis on new applications and research currently in progress, including: Fluid Structure Interaction; Computational Methods; Multiphase Flow; Environmental Fluid Mechanics; Turbulent Flow; Bubble and Drop Dynamics; Heat and Mass Transfer; Hydrodynamics; Applications in Biology.
Table of Contents
Contents Section 1: Fluid structure interaction Nonlinear diffraction of water waves: a classical perturbation method; Design and testing of wind deflectors for roof-mounted solar panels; PIV measurements of laminar flow around a hemisphere; Oil squeezing power losses in gears: a CFD analysis; Complete Francis turbine flow simulation at Derbendikan power station; The characteristics of open cavity flow with a length to depth ratio of 4 Section 2: Computational methods On gauge fields in fluid turbulence; Preconditioned HLLC scheme for incompressible viscous flow simulation; An immersed boundary method for simulating compressible viscous flow in complex geometries; Computational design of the flow properties of foams; Assessment of two pressure-velocity coupling strategies for local meshless numerical method; Numerical investigation of swirl flow inside a supersonic nozzle; Numerical study of battle damaged two-dimensional wings; Simulation of fluid-structure interaction for an elastic cylinder in an axial flow; Numerical simulation of vortex-induced vibration of a pivoted cylinder using the spectral element method; Droplet interaction and dynamic wettability of advanced materials used in aeronautics Section 3: Multiphase flow On radiation absorption effects and air humidity influence on evaporating water droplets and vapour condensation intensity; Emulsion compression and coalescence under enhanced gravity studied with in-situ microscopy; Steady state numerical model for critical two-phase flow in a nozzle; Experimental and numerical investigation of boiling flow in a vertical pipe with phase change using a multi-fluid modelling approach; Validation of the CFD model for prediction of flow behaviour in fluidized bed reactors; Study of a fluidized bed reactor for gasification of biomass; Liquid - gas interface under hydrostatic pressure; Multifield hybrid approach for bubble to slug flow transition modelling; Development of a computationally efficient bubble column simulation approach by way of statistical bubble micro-flow modelling; Computational and experimental analysis of the churning power losses in an industrial planetary speed reducer Section 4: Environmental fluid mechanics Water and contaminant flux estimation from multi-layer passive flux meter measurements; Meridional flow of grounded abyssal currents on a sloping bottom in spherical geometry; The Italian Data Buoy Network (RON) Section 5: Turbulent flow PIV measurements on the formation of the flow field and aerosol particle distribution in a turbulent square duct flow; Numerical simulation of coaxial turbulent jet with and without discrete particles; Three-dimensional mixture theory simulations of turbulent flow over dynamic rippled beds; Validation of a stochastic droplet breakup model applied to a liquid jet in turbulent crossflow Section 6: Bubble and drop dynamics Air - water: two phase flow behavior in a horizontal pipe using computational fluids dynamics (CFD); Isenthalpic oscillations with quadratic damping in saturated two-phase fluids; Study of the application of Acoustic Emission technology for on-line monitoring of bubble phenomena and flow patterns in two-phase gas-liquid flow; Acoustic frequency for bubble size correlation using acoustic emissions; A microfluidic study of oil-water separation kinetics Section 7: Heat and mass transfer The role of natural convection and density variations in the solidification process of water in an annular enclosure; Benard convection with rotation and a periodic temperature distribution; Research on the heat transfer law of gas-liquid two-phase flow in a deepwater wellbore; On the exact solution of incompressible viscous flows with variable viscosity; Hybrid synthetic jet actuator with a novel fluidic diode Section 8: Hydrodynamics Superquadratic fluidic restrictors and their applications; Numerical analysis of the circulation variability in the Zadar channel area (east Adriatic); Vortices in micro/nano channel flows; A turbulence closure based on the maximum entropy method Section 9: Applications in biology Use of heart blood flow analysis in clinical practice; Application of statistical methods in human airway flow analysis
|Publisher: ||WIT Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimeters|