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Leonardo da Vinci's turbulent tank in two dimensions


Monaghan, JJ and Kajtar, JB, Leonardo da Vinci's turbulent tank in two dimensions, European Journal of Mechanics B - Fluids, 44 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0997-7546 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.euromechflu.2013.09.005


As part of his study of turbulence Leonardo da Vinci, in the years 15081513, illustrated the flow patterns produced by water from a channel entering a body of water from above its surface. Amongst the drawings is a study of the velocity streamlines. This figure shows that the flow within the tank consists of fluid moving into the tank then rising to the surface together with what appear to be curved streamlines ending in tight vortices around the main flow. In this paper we describe our simulations of the same problem but in two dimensions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:flow into a tank, simulation, entrainment
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Numerical and computational mathematics
Research Field:Numerical solution of differential and integral equations
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Kajtar, JB (Dr Jules Kajtar)
ID Code:137752
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2020-03-03
Last Modified:2020-07-28

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