NavierStokes Equations
A mathematical description of fluid motion
under the following assumptions:
Constant density,
Constant viscosity,
Continuity (incompressible flow)
0 = u
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Derivation of NS
Derivation based on force balance about a fluid element:
Net force = sum of forces
Convective force (convective transport of
momentum),
Viscous stress forces (viscous forces),
Pressure forces,
External forces, e.g. gravity,
u u
p
g
g p u u u
t
F p u u u
t
+ =
+ =
x
y
z
x
y
z
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Derivation of NS





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zy yy xy
zx yx xx
u
Viscous stress tensor
For Newtonian fluid
( )
( )
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= =
(
=
(
=
(
=
z
u
x
w
y
w
z
v
x
v
y
u
u
z
w
u
y
v
u
x
u
xz zx
zy yz
yx xy
zz
yy
xx
3
2
2
3
2
2
3
2
2


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=
y
u
yx
3D 1D
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Derivation of NS
Viscous stress (recap)
Stress has unit of pressure.
It describes the local variation in velocity.
Viscous force = Stress x area
Force balance using stress:
Viscous forces balance (1) convective force,
(2) pressure force, and (3) external force.
A = ugrad(u) A + P A + F A


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=
y
u
yx
0
0
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Derivation of NS
From force balance:
Constant and :
NavierStokes eqt.
Inviscid flow, :
Eulers eqt.
0 =
F p u
Dt
D
+ =
D
u u p F
Dt
 


\ .
= +
ur
r
r
2
D
u u p F
Dt
= +
ur
r
r
F p u
Dt
D
+ =
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NS equation summary
Assumptions:
Constant density,
Constant viscosity,
Continuity (incompressible flow)
0 = u
Rate of change of
momentum; net
acceleration
Convective
force
Viscous
force
Pressure
force
External
force
= + + +
F p u u u
t
u
F p u u u
t
u
+ + =
+ = +
2
2
Rate of change
of momentum;
net acceleration
Convective
force
Viscous
force
Pressure
force
External
force
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NS Equation in 1D
In 1D problem
x
F
dx
dp
u
x
x
u
u
t
u
+
2
2
Rate of change of
momentum; net
acceleration
External force
e.g. gravity
Convective
force
Viscous
force
Pressure
force
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Dimensional Analysis
Why?
Reduction of information,
Parameters and variables in a typical fluid system: P, D, U, ,
.
Parameters and variables in a typical reactive transport system
without effects due to electrical field: T, U, c, , , k, D
ab
, P, r
a
,
,
How about with electric field effects? Like electrochemical
systems?
Simplify problem and focus on important physical phenomena.
An art that depends on physical insights of problem at hand.
As a check to your solution when you can simplify the physics
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Dimensional Analysis
1D, viscous forces dominant
x
F
dx
dp
u
x
x
u
u
t
u
+
2
2
D Ut t
D U F F
D U p p
D x x
U u u
x
x
/
) / /(
) / /(
/
/
*
*
*
*
*
=
=
=
=
=
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
2
2
x
F
dx
dp
u
x
x
u
u
t
u
DU
+





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Du
= Re
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Re
2
2
x
F
dx
dp
u
x
x
u
u
t
u
+





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Drop *
x
F
dx
dp
u
x
x
u
u
t
u
+




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2
2
Re
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Dimensional Analysis
3D case, we have
F p u u u
t
u
+ = +




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2
Re
When inertia forces are important, pressure scales as U
2
D Ut t
D U F F
U p p
D x x
U u u
x
x
/
) / /(
) /(
/
/
*
2 *
2 *
*
*
=
=
=
=
=
F p u u u
t
u
+ = +
2
Re / 1
x
F
dx
dp
u
x
x
u
u
t
u
+
2
2
Re
1
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Reynolds Number
A ratio of inertial to viscous forces.
D = characteristic dimension.
e.g. pipe/diameter, noncircular
duct/hydraulic diameter.
U = magnitude of velocity.
e.g. Average velocity <U>.
= fluid density.
= fluid viscosity.
Du
= Re
perimeter wetted
area sectional cross x
D
h
=
4
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Reynolds Number
High, Re > 4000; turbulent
Inertial forces dominant
e.g. ocean waves, air flow past
wing, tornado.
Intermediate, 2100< Re < 4000
Inertial >< viscous forces
e.g. pipe flow, open channel flow.
Low, 0.11 < Re < 2100; laminar
Viscous forces dominant
e.g. pipe flow
V. low, Re < 0.11; creeping
Very viscous flow
e.g. polymer flow, bacteria, blood
Du
= Re
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High and Low Re
F p u u u
t
u
+ = +
2
Re / 1
F p u u
t
u
+ = +
0 for large Re
High Re
Inertial forces
dominant
0 for low Re
F p u u u
t
u
+ = +




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\

2
Re
F p u + =
2
0
Low Re
Viscous forces
dominant
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High and Low Re
Low Re
Viscous forces
dominant
High Re
Inertial forces
dominant
F p u + =
2
0
F p u u
t
u
+ = +
Convective
force
External
force
Viscous
force
Pressure
force
External
force
Rate of
change of
momentum;
Pressure
force
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The ABCs of solving fluid problems
Assumptions and geometries
Mass balance, m
in
= m
out
Continuity
NavierStokes Equation
Need to specify:
Boundary Conditions
Noslip condition: u=0 at border
Slip condition: u=u* at interface
(e.g. liquid/liquid, gas/liquid)
Initial Conditions
u=0 at t=0
(Energy balance)
Attempt to simplify problem based on physical insights and symmetry.
Solve problem
0 = u
+ = +
domain F p u u u
t
u
2
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High Re example: Stagnation Point Flow Hiemenz Problem
F p u u
t
u
+ = +
2
Ax P =
P
Flow
y
x
P
x
P
x
y
+ Viscous
effects
+ Viscous
effects
for all ys
near
surface
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P
) sin 4 1 (
2
= A P
2
Ax P =
P
High Re example: Stagnation Point Flow Hiemenz Problem
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Recap: Flow past cylinder
Flow past cylinder
2D simulation and
experiments
M. Van Dyke, An Album of Fluid Motion, Parabolic Press,
(1982, Stanford, CA), p.31.
F p u u
Dt
D
+ =
2
Re=10,000
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Low Re  example
F p u u u
t
u
+ = +




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\

2
Re
0 for low Re
F p u + =
2
0
cos
) 2 / (
2
3
2
r
D U
p p =
2
cos
4
3
r
P
=
D.J.Acheson, Elementary Fluid Dynamics, Oxford, (Oxford, 1990) p.223
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Creep Flow Past Cylinder
U
M. Van Dyke, An Album of Fluid Motion, Parabolic Press,
(1982, Stanford, CA), p.11. [Re=0.16]
Re=0.04
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cos
) 2 / (
2
3
2
r
D U
p p =
2
cos
4
3
r
P
=
Creep Flow Past Cylinder
P
Re=0.04
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Creeping Flow
Uniqueness of flow
Many bodies interactions may become
important
Reversibility
e.g.:
Spermatozoan (p.235 Acheson)
Bacteria, protein molecules, polymer,
suspensions
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Example: Creeping flow in complex
geometry
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Transport Equation Transport
coef.
Transport
variable
Mode of transport
D
AB
c
A
Mass
k T Energy
U Momentum
Transport Analogies
F p u u u
t
u
+ = +
2
) (
2
u p T k T u
t
T
C = +
A
R c
AB
D c u
t
c
A A
A
+ = +