Particle movement in a boundary layer

Ryan A Palmer, Ellen Jolley*, Frank Smith

*Corresponding author for this work

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The study here is concerned with a thin solid body passing through a boundary layer or channel flow and interacting with the flow. Relevant new features from modelling, analysis and computation are presented along with comparisons. Three scenarios of such fluid-body interactive evolution in two-dimensional settings are considered in turn, namely a long body translating upstream or downstream, a long body with little or no translation and a short body with or without translation. The main progress and findings concern predictions of the time taken by the body to traverse the flow and impact upon the underlying wall, the delicate behaviour at the onset of impact, the dependence on parameters such as the initial conditions and the mass and shape of the body, and the influence of streamwise translation of the body in the surrounding fluid flow.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Engineering Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2021


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