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Burgers flow past arbitrary ellipse


Author: J. M. Dorrepaal
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 42 (1985), 497-512
MSC: Primary 76D99; Secondary 35Q10, 35Q20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/766885
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Abstract: This paper examines a linearization of the Navier-Stokes equation due to Burgers in which vorticity is transported by the velocity field corresponding to continuous potential flow. The governing equations are solved exactly for the two dimensional steady flow past an ellipse of arbitrary aspect ratio. The requirement of no slip along the surface of the ellipse results in an infinite algebraic system of linear equations for coefficients appearing in the solution. The system is truncated at a point which gives reliable results for Reynolds numbers $ R$ in the range $ 0 < R \le 5$.


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