An experimental and numerical study investigating the flow development and fully developed flows of an incompressible Newtonian fluid in a curved duct of square cross section with a curvature ratio of 15.1 is presented. Numerical simulations of flow development from a specified inlet profile were performed using a parabolized form of the steady three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations. No symmetry conditions were imposed. In general there was good agreement between the numerical predictions of the developing axial velocity profiles and LDV measurements. In addition, for computational expediency, the two-dimensional solution structure was calculated by imposing fully developed conditions together with symmetry conditions alonff the horizontal duct centreline.
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||Journal of Fluid Mechanics|
|State||Published - Nov 1992|