Transient Flow Patterns and Pressures Characteristics in a Hydrostatic Pocket

[+] Author and Article Information
M. J. Braun, Y. M. Zhou, F. K. Choy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325

J. Tribol 116(1), 139-146 (Jan 01, 1994) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2927030 History: Received February 28, 1992; Revised June 10, 1993; Online June 05, 2008


The flow in an open lid, shear flow driven cavity with a jet penetrating at its bottom is described by a mathematical model that uses the Navier-Stokes equations written in terms of the primary variables, u, v, and p. Using a time dependent conservative formulation, a finite difference method is applied through a staggered grid. The power law scheme is used in the treatment of the convective terms for this highly recirculating flow. The time dependent numerical experiments use both geometric (α = d/l, λ = c/l and γ = b/l), and dynamic similarity parameters [Reynolds number (R) and jet strength (F)] to study the development of the flow patterns, velocities, pressures and shear forces when the top plate impulsively entrains the cavity driving shear layer. The experiments are performed in two-dimensional cavities of square geometry (α = 1). The discussion pertaining to the convergence of the numerical scheme and the computational error shows that the strict convergence criteria applied to both velocities and pressures were successfully satisfied.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In