Oscillatory flows in coiled square ducts.

S. R. Sankar, K. Nandakumar, J. H. Masliyah

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The development of complex velocity fields in curved ducts from an initially parabolic profile was studied using a three dimensional numerical model of the parabolized Navier-Stokes equations. The velocity profiles were influenced strongly by a geometrical parameter (the radius of curvature) and a dynamic parameter. Numerical results are presented for flow through curved ducts with periodic step changes in curvature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1410-1421
Number of pages12
Issue number6 , Jun. 1988
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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