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Direct Galerkin Approximation of Plane-Parallel-Couette and Channel Flows by Stokes Eigenfuctions

by Noske, A., Rummler, B..

Series: 1997-32, Preprints

76F10 Shear flows
35Q30 ~Navier-Stokes equations
42C15 General harmonic expansions, frames
76H05 Transonic flows

The plane parallel Couette flow and Poiseuille flow of an
incompressible Newtonian fluid within an unbounded layer in
$ {\bf R}^{3} $ between the parallel plates of distance $h$ are
using Galerkin approximations based on Stokes eigenfunctions
on an open bounded rectangular parallelepiped
in $ {\bf R}^{3} $ furnished with periodical conditions.
For the Galerkin method we utilize the f\/irst 356 Stokes eigenfunctions
and a f\/ixed period $ 2l{ }= 2\times 2,69 $. From the dimensionless
Navier-Stokes equations for the difference $\bu $
between the velocity and the laminar velocity we get an autonomous system of
ordinary differential equations for the time-dependent coeff\/icients
of the Stokes eigenfunctions. We apply the kinetic energy of $\bu$
as a measure of turbulence.
The numerical calculations yield satisfactory results in comparison with
measurements keeping in mind the small dimension of our approximation spaces.

Navier-Stokes equations, Stokes eigenfunctions, Galerkin approximations

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Not. Num. Fl. Mech., Vo