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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Connection between distributional and renormalized solutions for Boltzmann equation

I have a problem understanding the meaning of a distributional solution. Let me tell you the context the problem appeared: I read through 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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Why does the pressure term complicate numerical methods for Navier-Stokes Equations?

I'm looking to code a solver for the Navier-Stokes equations. I will be using finite differences with the method of lines. Two questions: What is the significance of the pressure term in the full ...
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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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Water explosion and Navier-Stokes global regularity problem

In this article, Terence Tao is talking about a water explosion thought experiment that can lead to the solution of Navier-­Stokes global regularity problem. Can anybody explain this in more ...
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Presentation of Navier-Stokes eqns

This may be a trivial point, perhaps it's a lack of understanding on my part? When I was first introduced to fluid mechanics I was instructed to write the continuity and (generalized) Navier-Stokes ...
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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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Two methods of calculating a Jacobian determinant

Suppose you have two fluid bodies, one described by a set of vectors $V$, and a perturbation of $V$ given by $V+\Delta V$. Suppose that the two regions are related by the transformation $\mathbf ...
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Velocity potential of flow under rigid disk

Determine velocity potential of the flow in this system: Rigid disk of radius R at a heigh h(t) above horizontal plane z=0 with incompressible, inviscid flow between them, and h< The flow is ...
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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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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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Fluid dynamics: mesh resolution close to the origin in spherical co-ord system

Suppose you have a spherical implosion calculation (e.g. ICF etc.) in which you have a material interface that you want to apply some sort of perturbation to. There are two possible configurations in ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform using Hetnarski's Algorithm

I'm trying to find the velocity component of an MHD flow using Laplace transforms. R.B. Hetnarski's algorithm for inverting the laplace transforms of some exponential functions was recommended to me ...
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Show the relation $W$ is constant

If the space $W$ is constant (doesn't move with the flow), show that $$\frac{d}{dt}\int_{W}\left (\frac{1}{2}\rho |\overrightarrow{u}|^2+\rho \epsilon\right )dV=-\int_{\partial{W}}\rho \left ...
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Visco-elastic fluid reference

What is a good book on visco-elastic fluids for self-teaching after one has studied Gurtin's Intro to Continuum mechanics? Thanks!
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Find the mass flow rate, given a surface, density and velocity field

I have a confusion, I hope you can help me (I'd like that if you will respond, please read all my post). They ask me to find the mass flow rate passing through a surface, where the velocity field is ...
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Linearising equations about a base state.

Consider a shallow-water system with mean depth H, where the base state consists of the flow (u,v)=($u_{0},$0), with a sloped water surface $\eta_{0}$(x,y) = - $\gamma y$, where u$_{0}$ and $\gamma$ ...
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The free surface of the wave is a material surface

If we define the free surface by: $F(x,y,t)=y-h(x,t)=0$ Then for this to be a material surface $\frac{DF}{Dt}=0$ on $y=h(x,t)$ However on $y=h(x,t)$, $F=0$, so doesn't this just imply ...
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A gronwall inequality

In Majda/Bertozzi book, Incompressible flows etc.. p.118,he uses Gronwall theorem on the following inequality: $$|\nabla v(.,t)|_{L^{\infty}} \leq C\left( 1 + \int_0^t|v(.,s|_{L^{\infty}}ds ...
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Cauchy Equations and Navier Stokes

I'm attempting to take the Navier Stokes Equation and coming up with an expression that will allow me to numerically determine the velocity of non-Newtonian fluid flow. The text I'm using is Cengel ...
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Question on the local existence theory for the classical solution for the incompressible fluid dynamics equation

For the incompressible fluid dynamics system \begin{equation} \begin{split} &\nabla\cdot v=0,\\ &\dfrac{\partial v}{\partial t}+v\cdot \nabla v+\nabla p=A(S,D)v, \end{split} \end{equation} ...
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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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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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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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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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Determining an algebraic equation for $\gamma'$ from differential equation.

I'm attempting to determine an algebraic equation for $\gamma'$ over $[0,1]$ from Equation (1) below; however, I'm having difficulty doing so. This is in relation to a shear-thinning generalised ...
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How to scale a problem involving heat and the flow of a viscous fluid?

I recently got set this problem and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some help on the later parts. An incompressible thermal conducting fluid is contained between two infinite ...
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Flow between two infinite horizontal plates

I recently got set this problem and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some hints/intuition on how to solve it. Thanks. An incompressible thermal conducting fluid is contained between ...
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Population balance model

I have some experimental data and I need to make a population balance model to compare the experimental results with. The experimental results are from the bubble size distribution in a bioreactor. I ...
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How can I modify this simple code to include the pressure term? (1-D Navier Stokes)

I have a mathematical model that involves a cylindrical container that is being modeled with a one dimensional simplification as the system is isotropic with respect to the z-axis. As part of the ...
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recovering pressure term via Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition

Looking at the classical Navier-Stokes equations here. I wish to know how the pressure gradient can be recovered. In particular, I have trouble understanding how eq (1.7) can be stated as it is. ...