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Three-dimensional linear stability analysis of the flow around a sharp 180-degree bend

Mohammed Sapardi, Mohd Azan and Hussam, W. K. and Potherat, A. and Sheard, G. J. (2014) Three-dimensional linear stability analysis of the flow around a sharp 180-degree bend. In: 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8 - 11 Dec 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

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This study seeks to characterise the stability of a two-dimensional channel flow involving a 180-degree sharp bend, to infinitesimal three-dimensional disturbances by way of linear stability analysis. A highly accurate global linear stability analysis of the flow is presented via the Reynolds number Re varies in the range 100 ≤ Re ≤ 700, this Re range produces steady state two-dimensional flow solutions for bend opening ratio (ratio of bend width on inlet height) β = 1. The two-dimensional base flow solutions demonstrate that as β decreases, the transition from steady to unsteady occurs at lower Reynolds number. The stability analysis shows that the flow first becomes unstable to a synchronous three-dimensional instability mode with spanwise wavenumber k = 2 at approximately Re = 400, whereas the two-dimensional solution branch undergoes transition to unsteady flow somewhere near Re ≈ 800. Instability mode structures associated with the leading eigenvalues are localized at the re-attachment point of the first separation bubble and the separation point of the second separation bubble. The stability analysis is used to produce neutral stability curves and visualisations of the global modes of the system for typical Reynolds number are also presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8410/71546
Uncontrolled Keywords: Three-dimensional linear stability analysis, sharp 180-degree bend
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Azan Mohammed Sapardi
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 10:59
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 11:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71546

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