Computation of Unsteady Separation Using Lagrangian Procedures

  • L. L. Van Dommelen
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The interaction between increased knowledge of unsteady separation processes and computational techniques is examined, emphasizing the use of Lagrangian coordinates. Examples include boundary layer solutions of two dimensional unsteady flows, and separation from rotating and translating spheres. Advances in Lagrangian techniques for the Navier-Stokes equations are illustrated by means of high resolution random-walk computations of the impulsively started circular cylinder.


Boundary Layer Circular Cylinder Boundary Layer Equation External Flow Meridional Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Van Dommelen
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  1. 1.FAMU/FSU College of Engineering Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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