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Planar flows past thin multi-blade configurations

Smith, FT; Timoshin, SN; (1996) Planar flows past thin multi-blade configurations. J FLUID MECH , 324 355 - 377. 10.1017/S0022112096007951. Green open access

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Two-dimensional steady laminar flows past multiple thin blades positioned in near or exact sequence are examined for large Reynolds numbers. Symmetric configurations require solution of the boundary-layer equations alone, in parabolic fashion, over the successive blades. Non-symmetric configurations in contrast yield a new global inner-outer interaction in which the boundary layers, the wakes and the potential flow outside have to be determined together, to satisfy pressure-continuity conditions along each successive gap or wake. A robust computational scheme is used to obtain numerical solutions in direct or design mode, followed by analysis. Among other extremes, many-blade analysis shows a double viscous structure downstream with two streamwise length scales operating there. Lift and drag are also considered. Another new global interaction is found further downstream. All the interactions involved seem peculiar to multi-blade flows.

Type: Article
Title: Planar flows past thin multi-blade configurations
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022112096007951
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022112096007951
Language: English
Additional information: © 1996 Cambridge University Press
Keywords: NOISE
UCL classification: UCL > Office of the President and Provost
UCL > School of BEAMS
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/82789
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