Steady and Oscillatory Flows in a Furrowed Channel with Arc-Shaped Walls

  • T. Nishimura
  • Y. Kawamura
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Flow patterns in a symmetric two-dimensional wavy-walled channel were investigated by flow visualizations at low Reynolds numbers and intermediate Strouhal numbers: Re=10–300 and St=0. 008–0.05. For steady flow, we discovered a new flow structure consisting of a regular three-dimensional flow as the Reynolds number exceeds 27.5. For oscillatory flow, the critical value of the Reynolds number at the onset of three-dimensional flow increases with the Strouhal number.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Nishimura
    • 1
  • Y. Kawamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringYamaguchi UniversityUbe, 755Japan
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashi-Hiroshima, 724Japan

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