INCOMPRESSIBLE IRROTATIONAL AXISYMMETRIC FLOW ABOUT A BODY OF REVOLUTION: THE INVERSE PROBLEM

The flow of an incompressible fluid past an axisymmetric shape is considered in the form of the "inverse problem" in hydrodynamics. For a given pressure or velocity distributon, the appropriate body shape is determined iteratively. The method of line sources and sinks is used to represent the body shape. The procedure is simple and accurate and convergence is more rapid than that obtained by other investigators using surface-source distributions. Examples chosen to represent the method include spheres, Rankine bodies, a constant velocity body, and an airfoil-shape axisymmetric body. Results compare very well with exact solutions and with calculated results of others when comparison is possible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Zedan, M F
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 41-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Journal of Hydronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM