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Axisymmetric outflows from binary point-source systems in the presence of an interface


Forbes, LK, Axisymmetric outflows from binary point-source systems in the presence of an interface, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 790 pp. 205-236. ISSN 0022-1120 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.9


Fluid outflow is considered, from a binary system of two point sources. The sources inject fluid of a lower density than the surrounding medium, and there is a sharp interface separating the two fluids. The overall geometry is taken to be axisymmetric around the line joining the two sources. Numerical solutions are presented for the shape of the interface in unsteady flow, and compared with a linearized solution based on small deformation of the interface from its initial spherical configuration. In addition, a novel spectral method is developed for the solution of the Boussinesq viscous flow problem, accounting exactly for the presence of the two sources and modelling the interface as a narrow region in which fluid mixing is possible. Bipolar outflow jets are seen to be possible.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:computational methods, geophysical and geological flows, stratified flows
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Theoretical and applied mechanics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Forbes, LK (Professor Larry Forbes)
ID Code:109822
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-07-04
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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