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The Entrance Region of Circular Pipes Revisited

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DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1102675    616 Downloads   962 Views


The laminar flow in the entrance region of pipes having a circular cross section is investigated by the use of finite element solutions to the full Navier-Stokes equations in cylindrical coordinates. Because these solutions cover the complete three-dimensional geometry the usual development length is no longer a very interesting parameter as explained herein. The velocities and pressures are determined throughout the pipe and presented in graphic form.

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Young, F. (2016) The Entrance Region of Circular Pipes Revisited. Open Access Library Journal, 3, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102675.

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