Laminar Channel Flow

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Model Data

Type: fluid dynamics

Physics Modes: navier stokes equations

Keywords: validation

Stationary and incompressible laminar Poiseuille flow in a two- dimensional rectangular channel. With a constant inflow profile u(0,y) = Umax and fixed no-slip walls, a fully developed laminar parabolic profile, u(y,L) = Umax4/h2y(h-y) is expected to develop at the outflow.

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