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FLUID MECHANICS I Solution 1 Question 1: Example 4.

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The solution is given in p227 of the textbook.

Question2
For a fluid flow with a velocity field: ˆ V (x, y, z, t) = 2xˆ − 2yˆ + 0k[m/s] i j estimate the fluid velocity and acceleration at the point (2, 1, 0)[m]. Calculation of the velocity: u(x, y, z, t) = 2x[m/s] u(2, 1, 0, t) = 4[m/s] or v(x, y, z, t) = −2y[m/s] v(2, 1, 0, t) = −2[m/s] w(x, y, z, t) = 0m/s w(2, 1, 0, t) = 0[m/s]

ˆ V (2, 1, 0, t) = 4ˆ − 2ˆ + 0k[m/s] i j Calculation of the acceleration: ax ay az Therefore ax (2, 1, 0, t) = 8[m/s2 ] ay (2, 1, 0, t) = 4[m/s2 ] az (2, 1, 0, t) = 0[m/s2 ] ≡ ≡ ≡ Du ∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u = +u +v +w = 4x[m/s2 ] Dt ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z ∂v ∂v ∂v ∂v Dv = +u +v +w = 4y[m/s2 ] Dt ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z Dw ∂w ∂w ∂w ∂w = +u +v +w = 0[m/s2 ] Dt ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z

or

ˆ a(2, 1, 0, t) = 8ˆ + 4ˆ + 0k[m/s2 ] i j

Note that the plots were produced using a math package (Matlab) for illustration. However, use of such a package will not be required for the exams. 1

Velocity Field Plot 5

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Figure 1: Velocity field plot
Acceleration Field Plot 6

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Figure 2: Acceleration field plot

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Question 3: P4.5
V (x, y, z, t) = with Uo and L constants. a) Acceleration components ∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u x Uo y +u +v +w = (0) + U0 + −Uo (0) + 0 ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z L L L U0 ∂v ∂v ∂v ∂v x y − ay = +u +v +w = (0) + U0 (0) + −Uo +0 ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z L L L ∂w ∂w ∂w ∂w az = +u +v +w = 0 m.s−2 ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z ax = The resultant acceleration is a=
2 2 2 U0 ˆ U0 ˆ U0 x i+ 2 y j = 2 r L2 L L

Uo x ˆ Uo y ˆ ˆ i− j+0 k L L

(1) b) |a| = 25 = U0 = 6.3 m/s.
2 U0 1.52

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Question 4: P4.6
x ˆ V = V0 (1 + 2 ) ˆ + 0 ˆ + 0k i j L a) The acceleration components are ax = ∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u 2V 2 +u +v +w = 0 ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z L 1+ 2x L

ay = 0.0 m.s−2 az = 0.0 m.s−2 At x=L, the acceleration is a= 6V02 ˆ i L 3

Question 5: P4.7
V = u ˆ = U0 1 + i a) The acceleration components are ax = U0 1 + R3 x3 −3U0 R3 x4 R3 x3

ay = 0.0 m.s−2 az = 0.0 m.s−2 The maximum occurs where dax =0 dx i.e. at x = −(7R3 /4)1/3 ≈ −1.205 R.

Question 6: Example 1.13 p41
The solution is given in p41 of the textbook.

Question 7: P1.81
ˆ V = Kxt ˆ − Kytˆ + 0 k i j The flow is unsteady and two-dimensional. To find the streamline equation use dx dy = u v dx dy = Kxt −Kyt The terms K and t both vanish and leave us with the same results as in Example 1.13 p41, that is,
x x0

dx = x

y y0

−dy y

x y0 = ln x0 y ⇒ xy = x0 y0 = Constant ⇒ ln Note that you integrate from x0 ,y0 to x,y which corresponds to the streamline passing through a point (x0 , y0 ). The streamlines have exactly the same shape as in Fig. 1.13 p 41. However the flow is accelerating with increasing time. 4

Question 8: P1.82
ˆ V = V0 cosθ ˆ + V0 sinθ ˆ + 0 k i j where V0 and θ are constants. Streamline equation passing through point (x0 , y0 ) dx dy dx dy = = = u v V0 cosθ V0 sinθ dy ⇒ = tanθ dx Integrate such as
y x

dy =
y0 x0

tanθdx

⇒ y = (tanθ)x + y0 − (tanθ)x0 = (tanθ) x + Constant The streamlines are straight parallel lines which make an angle θ with the x axis. The velocity field represents a uniform stream moving upward at angle θ.

Question 9
The fluid flow in the region above the two planes : y = x and y = −x can be approximated by the velocity field: V (x, y, z, t) = −0.004 x ˆ y ˆ ˆ i − 0.004 2 j + 0k[m/s] x2 + y 2 x + y2

1. Make a sketch of the region in which the fluid flows for 0[m] < y < 1.0[m], See Figure 3.
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Figure 3: Region of interest

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2. Plot the streamlines in the flow region ( 0[m] < y < 1.0[m]), Along any streamline that goes through the point (x0 , y0 ) in the flow region: vdx − udy x y dx + 0.004 2 dy −0.004 2 x + y2 x + y2 dx dy − x y = = = 0 or 0 or 0

Now integrate from the point (x0 , y0 ) to another point (x, y) on the streamline: y x dy y x dx − =0⇒ = x y y0 x0 y0 x0 This is the equation of a straight line which goes through the origin and the point (x0 , y0 ). Figure 4 shows a set of streamlines obtained by varying the reference point (x0 , y0 ).
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Figure 4: Streamline plot 3. What is the fluid acceleration at the points (0.0[m], 0.5[m]) and (0.1[m], 0.5[m])? ax = = ay = = ∂u ∂u ∂u ∂u +u +v +w ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z x 2 2 −(0.004) 2 [m/s ] (x2 + y 2 ) ∂v ∂v ∂v ∂v +u +v +w ∂t ∂x ∂y ∂z y 2 2 −(0.004) 2 [m/s ] (x2 + y 2 ) 6

These expressions were evaluated with Maple. Therefore a(0.0[m], 0.5[m]) a(0.1[m], 0.5[m]) = = ˆ 0ˆ − 1.28 · 10−4 ˆ + 0k[m/s2 ] i j ˆ −2.37 · 10−5ˆ − 1.18 · 10−4 ˆ + 0k[m/s2 ] i j

Notice that the fluid parcels accelerate towards the origin. 4. Is the velocity field realistic in the region of the origin, (0.0[m], 0.0[m])? At the origin the fluid velocity and acceleration approach ∞ so the velocity field is NOT realistic in the region of the origin.

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