Problem 4: Book Problem 2.

4
GIVEN
Consider a velocity field where the x and y components of velocity are given by: u= c⋅ y x +y
2 2

v=

−c⋅ x 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⋅ x x +y
2 2

   2 2 x + y 
c⋅ y

→−

x y

which is equal to

d y dx

rearranging, we yield −x⋅ dx = y⋅ dy Integrating both sides, we get
2 ⌠ x  −x dx → − 2 ⌡ 2 ⌠ y  y dy → 2 ⌡

Therefore x
2

=

y

2

2

2

+c

y=

 x2 − k    2  − x − k

Where k is an arbitrary constant

20

x +10 x +1 x
2 2 2 2

2

10

x −1 x −10 − − − − − x + 10 x +1 x
2 2 2 2

0

x −1 − 10 2 x − 10

− 20 − 10

−5

0 x

5

10

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