Fluid dynamics is a branch of physics that studies the motion of liquids or gases, which involves analysis and solution of partial differential equations like Euler equations, Navier-Stokes equations, etc.

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Idea behind distributional solutions

I have a problem understanding the meaning of a distributional solution. Let me tell you the context the problem appeared: I read thorugh some papers by DiPerna and Lions concerning the Cauchy Problem ...
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Modelling a Water Rocket. Requires Some Validation and Help. ( WARNING : Extremely Long but Interesting Post )

Good day people of math.stackexchange.com This is a pet project that I plan to use to convince my Prof that I would rather try something similar to this than to do the prescribed project. Edit : ...
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Question on using Leibniz formula to derive thin-film equation from Navier-Stokes

I am trying to work through the derivation in this paper by Petr Vita, which derives a thin-film simplification of the Navier-Stokes equation, similar to the Reynolds or Lubrication Equation, but ...
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Joukowski Aerofoil Plot

I've just had a go at plotting flow around aerofoils and I've come across a problem where I can't spot where I've gone wrong. I've previously worked out that the complex potential flow around a disk ...
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Non-Linear Ordinary Differential Equation in Fluid Dynamics

So while trying to model the physics of a rocket shot from the ground through the atmosphere, I came up with a second-order Non-Linear ODE of the form: $$ \ddot y + \dot y^2 e^y = f(t) $$ This is ...
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Verifying the fundamental solution of Stokes flow in R^3?

Recall that Stokes flow in $\mathbb{R}^3$ is the solution $(\textbf{u}, p)$ of $$\begin{align} -\nabla p + \mu \Delta \textbf{u} &= \textbf{f} \\ \nabla \cdot \textbf{u} &= 0, \end{align} ...
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Is this Stokes problem well-posed?

I am solving Stokes problem: $$\begin{gathered} \nabla p = \mu \Delta \vec{u} + \vec{f} \\ \nabla \cdot \vec{u} = 0 \end{gathered}$$ in a domain that's bounded by two surfaces - a cuboid and a small ...
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Objectivity or frame invariant

I am not sure it is maths or physics question. A stress tensor of a nematic liquid crystal is given as follows $$ T_{ij}=-P\delta_{ij}-n_{k,i}n_{k,j}+\widetilde{T_{ij}} $$ where ...
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Fluid Flow: lubrication, integration, ODE

Basically, I'm modelling the flow of a "coating" process -- a fluid flow between a flat moving plane and a stationary cylinder, 2D, cartesian coordinates. Subscript 0 is the at the minimum height b/w ...
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What is the name of such equation in fluid dynamics? How does it come out?

I read papers and see this equation. Honestly, I am not familiar with fluid dynamics. So I was wondering if this equation is common in fluid dynamics, or it is the special case in this paper. Could ...
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Stress Tensor and the ubiquitous cube: a misrepresentation?

So I'm just learning about Stress Tensors and have had an on going confusion and I'm wondering if the cube diagrams may to be blame. Usually when a stress tensor is introduced they show a cube and ...
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How to measure intensity of attractors

Given a dynamic system with attractors, is there any way to measure the intensity of attractors? I mean intensity by the faster one point far away from the attractor moves to it, the higher intensity ...
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Showing that pressure reaches its max on the boundary of ideal fluid in a stationary flow

The question is to show that the pressure in the stationary flow of ideal fluid achieves is maximum value on the boundary (and not at an interior point, unless the pressure is constant). I've come up ...
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Solutions of Laplace's Equation/Landau & Lifschitz Fluid Mechanics

in Fluid Mechanics by Landau and Lifschitz (a fairly well-known book - I'm just mentioning it for those who might have it) they are discussing "As we know, Laplace's equation has a solution l/r, ...
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What is $\int \frac{\delta F}{\delta u} \frac{\delta G}{\delta v} \, dx \; $?

Given $F[u]$ and $G[v]$ are functionals of a real-valued function, what is $$ \int \frac{\delta F}{\delta u} \frac{\delta G}{\delta v} \, dx \quad ? $$ I have encountered such expressions for ...
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Existence of circle cells for divergence free vector field with Dirichlet condition

Consider an open set $\Omega$ with smooth boundary and some smooth time-depending divergence-free vector field $u:[0,T]\times \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^d$, with $d=2$ or $3$, satisfying ...
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What is the connection (if any) between Knot Theory and Fluid Dynamics?

I've heard there is a connection to physics, but I'm unsure about any specific connection to fluid dynamics. Thanks!
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What is the “Enstrophy Miracle”?

I read that one of the main differences between the establishing global regularity for the Navier-Stokes equations for viscous and incompressible flow in 2D in 3D is that in 2D there is something ...
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Finite Difference Discretization of Darcy's law and solving with Picard method

I am trying to discretize Darcy's Law using finite differences and then solving the resulting linear system of equations with the Picard method. So far only in 1D and the steady-state (no time ...
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Partial Differential Equation with a flux term

I don't understand why $\phi=\frac{1}{2}u^2$ is the flux in this case? Recall how we derived all our equations: Take an interval $[a,b]$ and consider $$\dfrac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm ...
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Navier-Stokes steady state vortex solution

For my research project I have been investigating the solution on Wikipedia. have read the paper it cites as a reference, by AM Kamchatnov, called Topological Solitons in Magnetohydrodynamics. In ...
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Spectrum of the operator of differentiation along streamlines

Suppose $\mathbb T^2$ denotes the two-torus and suppose $\psi^0$ is a steady state smooth stream function on $\mathbb T^2$ and define $\mathbf u^0 = (-\partial_y \psi^0,\partial_x \psi^0 )$ be the ...
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packing spheroids/ellipsoids

I am thinking about a problem I'm trying to formulate, from a mathematical analysis viewpoint. Suppose that you have a finite region in 3-space, and you want to populate it with spheroids or even ...
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Notation question in Majda and Bertozzi's “Vorticity and Incompressible Flow”

On pg 2, the fluid velocity in the Navier-Stokes system of equations is noted as: $v(x,t) \equiv (v^1, v^2, \ldots, v^N)^t$, where I am assuming that the velocity vector field is time-dependent. The ...
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How to plot a stream function

This question relates to fluid mechanics and I have the components in polar coordinates. The components of the velocity field are; $$v_r= \frac{-kr}{z}$$ $$v_z= kz$$ $$v_\theta= 0$$ and I have ...
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Output of wavelet transforms

I am working on a time sensitive computer science and fluid dynamics project that requires me to find applications of wavelet analysis. I know that at its core, a wavelet transform simply takes a ...
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Independency of the frame of reference of the strain rate tensor

I've got a problem regarding tensors. Premise: we are considering a fluid particle with a velocity $\mathbf{u}$ and a position vector $\mathbf{x}$; $S_{ij}$ is the strain rate tensor, defined in this ...
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improving fluid analysis on queuing problems

Discrete-queuing models are hard to solve computationally and can become easily intractable with an increased number of state-action pairs. Markov decision processes can be employed to come up with ...
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Should I get the absolute value of the result of the inverse discrete fourier transform?

The result of equation 36 can be positive and negative.And if I don't get the absolute value of it,the ocean surface tend to be very regular.But according to the paper,the author never get the ...
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Standing Wave problem-In deep water limit $h\to\infty$ show that $\omega^2=gk$

The equations I have are $\phi=(-ag/\omega)\cos(kx)\sin(\omega t)e^{kz}$ and $\eta=a\cos(kx)\cos(\omega t)$ I know that $d\phi/dz=d\eta/dt$ but when I partially differentiate and rearrange I get ...
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$L^2$ regularity of a convolution with newtonian potential.

I am reading Bertozzi, Majda Vorticity and incompressible flow and in page 71 72, we are concerned with recovering the velocity field of a flow from its vorticity. At some point we need to have the ...
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Calculating force per unit width

Question: A line source of strength $2πm$ is located a distance $a$ above a horizontal plate. Find the force per unit width on the plate, ignoring gravity and taking the pressure below the plate to be ...
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problem with deriving continuity equation

I am studying Aerodynamics, to be more precise, the fundamentals of Aerodynamics. The first law is the continuity equation, for which it is explained in the book that I am using. However, I wished to ...
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diffusion equation

Kindly give me suggestions on my following assignment of Simulations in Fluid Flow: Solve the following differential equation for transport of f(x,y,z,t) by MS Excel ∂f/∂t+Ux ∂f/∂x+Uy ∂f/∂z+Uz ...
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What would global irregularity of the Navier-Stokes Equations do?

Suppose Terrance Tao's hints at showing finite-time blowup for the true Navier-Stokes Equations prevailed, and the Navier-Stokes Problem was solved negatively (no existence and uniqueness). What good ...
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Would a Counterexample to Navier-Stokes Problem be Sufficient?

Given the problem statement for the Navier-Stokes Existence & Smoothness problem from the Clay Institute website, wouldn't one need to show only one counterexample to the conjecture of global ...
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Lubrication Theory: Quick Question!

Basically, I'm modelling the flow of a "coating" process -- a fluid flow between a flat moving plane and a stationary cylinder, 2D, cartesian coordinates. Subscript 0 is the at the minimum height b/w ...
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Convected 2nd order tensor in component form

I have a convected second order tensor that I'd like to write in component form. $\frac{D\mathbf{a}}{D t} = \frac{\partial \mathbf{a}}{\partial t} + \mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla\mathbf{a}$, where ...
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Why is the Galerkin-Method not optimal for non-self-adjoint equations

often i read phrases that explain the bad behavior of standard Galerkin-FEM for convection dominated problems by the equations beeing non-self-adjoint. Examples: Zienkiewicz, The Finite Element ...
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Joukowski transformation of streamlines around cilinder in mathematica

I have problem transforming streamlines around cilinder, which is in fact simple circle that rotates, to a airfoil. It is done using Joukowski transformation $z = z+\frac{c}{z}$. The circle transforms ...
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viscous burgers equation physical meaning

The viscous Burgers' equation : $$ q_{t} + qq_{x} = vq_{xx}, \:\:\: \mbox{where} \:\:\: v > 0, $$ combines the nonlinear propagation of $q(x,t)$ and the diffusion. What is this equation for? (in ...
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Sketching the shock path

I can do the vast majority of this question except the bit underlined in green at the bottom. I don't really understand what it is asking. By 'some large t' does it mean 'at large values of t'. To get ...
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How to design Boundary condition for Euler equations (CFD)?

I'm developing on the calculation of the euler equations using the finte volume method. As you may know each cell is calculated by the incoming and outgoing flux. That means I need in a 1D System the ...
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How do the fundamental solutions for pressure and stress in Stokes flow define flows themselves?

This questions is related to section 3.2 Pozrikidis' "Boundary integral and singularity methods for linearized viscous flow" book. If $\mathbf{p}$ and $\mathbf{T}$ are the pressure vector and stress ...
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Spectral interpolation - Rotation equivalent to translation properties of Fourier transform?

I am using a spectral code for flow simulations. My aim is to obtain flow field data from points which do not coincide with the simulation grid without using inaccurate interpolation schemes in real ...
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Is it possible to simulate fluid dynamics in a time-based and deterministic manner?

The Problem Domain I have a number of network-connected PCs. I want to be able to simulate and replicate the same simple fluid dynamics simulation (Eg Navier-Stokes), in real-time, between them. That ...
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Change in momentum

I have tried this problem via units but I think i'm getting confused as to the difference between momentum flux and momentum. I'm not sure where to begin with the solution stated either.
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Fluid Dynamics Flow Conditions

Above is my question (a past paper question). I am struggling with the two final paragraphs: I cannot see any reason why $H_m$ needs to not exceed a specific value $H_c$. I don't know of any ...
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Deriving a conservative form of the Cauchy Equation?

I am asked given an inviscid fluid, to determine the Cauchy stress tensor and show that the balance of linear momentum and the conservation of mass together imply that $${\partial\over\partial ...
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Induced Velocity- motion of a vortex

A vortex of strength $\Gamma$>0 is placed initially at z=0 beneath a solid flat wall y=d, where z=x+iy and d>0. Then the vortex moves due the induced velocity. The position of the vortex is described ...