The specification and numerical solution of a benchmark swirling laminar flow problem. (English) Zbl 0566.76025

A primitive variable finite element method for solving swirling incompressible flow problems is presented. A flow problem of physical importance is analysed and the results are critically compared with an earlier solution [Z. Lavan, H. Nielsen and A. A. Fejer, Phys. Fluids 12, 1747-1757 (1969; Zbl 0193.262)]. The numerical solution of a problem characterized by a particular choice of Reynolds number and swirl ratio is discussed in detail; this problem is proposed as a benchmark for general swirling flow calculations.


76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
76M99 Basic methods in fluid mechanics


Zbl 0193.262


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