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International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
ESCI SJR: 0.22 SNIP: 0.446 CiteScore™: 0.5

ISSN Print: 2152-5102
ISSN Online: 2152-5110

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

DOI: 10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.2018020370
pages 163-170

STARTING FLOW IN AN ELLIPTIC DUCT

C. Y. Wang
Department of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA

ABSTRACT

The starting flow in an elliptic duct is solved by eigenfunction superposition. The symmetric-symmetric eigenfunctions and eigenvalues for the ellipse are found by an efficient Ritz method. Velocity profiles and transient flow rates are determined.


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