Problem 3: Book Problem 2.

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GIVEN
Consider a velocity field where the x and y components of velocity are given by: u= c⋅ x x +y
2 2

v=

c⋅ y x +y
2 2

FIND
Obtain the equations of the streamlines

ASSUMPTIONS
(1) c is a constant (2) 2-D Steady Flow

SOLUTION
For incompressible flow, the stream functions can be described using equation 2.118 and 2.139 v d y= u dx Plugging values in for u and v and simplifying, we get
c⋅ y x +y
2 2

   2 2 x + y 
c⋅ x

y x

which is equal to

d y dx

rearranging, we yield 1 x ⋅ dx = 1 y ⋅ dy

Integrating both sides, we get ⌠   ⌡ 1 x ⌠   ⌡ 1 y

dx → ln( x)

dy → ln( y)

Therefore ln( x) = ln( y) + c = ln( k⋅ y) y = k⋅ x Where k is an arbitrary constant

100

50 − 10⋅ x − 5x − 1x 0x 1x 5x 10x 0

− 50

− 100 − 10

−5

0 x

5

10

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