DYNAMICS OF FLUID MIXING IN TIME-DEPENDENT VISCOUS WAKES, JETS, AND SHEAR LAYERS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17271
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Mathematics Inc
1622 Route 12 Box 637, Gales Ferry, CT, 06335
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William J. Browning
 President
 (203) 464-7259
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A FAMILY OF MODELS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO STUDY THE DYNAMICS OF FLUID MIXING IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL VISCOUS, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS. THE SIMPLEST MODEL AND ITS GENERALIZATIONS ARE BASED ON THE LAGRANGIAN FORMULATION OF FLUID MOTION AND WILLALLOW STUDY OF THE DYNAMICS OF MIXING AS A FUNCTION OF THE REYNOLDS NUMBER. VISCOSITY IS INTRODUCED BY ALLOWING VORTICITY TO DIFFUSE AS IN THE EXACT SELF-SIMILAR SOLUTION TO THE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS DESCRIBING THE VISCOUS GROWTHOF AN ISOLATED VORTEX CORE. NUMERICAL CODE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO SIMULATE FLOWS AND CONFIGURATIONS OF PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE IN AERODYNAMICS WILL BE DEVELOPED. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL GIVE IMPORTANT INSIGHT INTO THE DYNAMIC MIXING PROCESSES INVOLVED IN WAKES, JETS, AND SHEAR LAYERS WHICH SHOULD FACILITATE THEIR SIMULATION AND CONTROL.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government