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Hypersonic Viscous Flow Over Slender Cones

Description: Note presenting viscous self-induced pressures on 3 degree semivertex angle cones measured over a free-stream Mach number range and viscous-interaction parameter range. Results regarding the experiment, comparison between theory and experiment, and hole-size effect are provided.
Date: September 1958
Creator: Talbot, Lawrence; Koga, Toyoki & Sherman, Pauline M.
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Boundary-layer measurements in 3.84- by 10-inch supersonic channel

Description: Report presenting boundary-layer measurements in the transonic and supersonic regions of a channel with maximum cross-sectional dimensions 3.84 by 10 inches and designed by potential-flow methods for a uniform Mach number of 2.08. Results regarding the Mach number distribution along the channel, temperature recovery and Prandtl number, boundary layer development, skin-friction coefficient, and secondary flows are provided.
Date: October 1950
Creator: Brinich, Paul F.
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The Viscosity of Solids

Description: Preface: This bulletin is a second contribution to the general investigation of the physical contents of rocks, the experiments concerning which follow a general plan devised by Mr. Clarence King.
Date: 1891
Creator: Barus, Carl
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Viscous Flows in Inlets

Description: Report discusses ways to reduce "viscous effects", which increase total pressure losses due to friction at increasing free-stream Mach numbers. Some of the effects are related to the inlet of an aircraft and potential issues in design. From Introduction: "Care must be exercised in inlet design to maintain uniform steady boundary-layer and core flows in the throat."
Date: June 30, 1958
Creator: Scherrer, Richard; Lundell, John H. & Anderson, Lewis A.
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Deformation mechanisms in crystalline solids and Newtonian viscous behavior

Description: The three principal mechanisms of plastic flow in crystalline solids at elevated temperature are crystal slip, grain boundary sliding, and diffusional flow. All three mechanisms involve the diffusion of atoms as the rate-controlling process, either in the lattice or in the grain boundary. Under the correct conditions of microstructure, temperature, and stress, each mechanism can lead to Newtonian-viscous behavior. That is, the strain rate increases linearly with the applied stress. In the case of crystal slip, Newtonian-viscous behavior is observed at very � low stresses and, in pure metals, is known as Harper-Dom (H-D) creep. This Newtonian behavior can also be observed in anisotropic crystalline solids that are deformed under thermal cycling conditions. The dislocation density and the stacking fault energy are important structural factors that contribute to crystal slip-controlled Newtonian flow. In the case of grain boundary sliding, Newtonian-viscous behavior is observed in fine-grained, solid solution alloys under conditions where grain-boundary sliding is accommodated by dislocation glide controlled by the diffusion of solute atoms. In the case of diffusional creep, which is rigorously described by the Nabarro-Herring (N-H) theory, the creep rate is controlled by grain size and by the rate of atom diffusion in the lattice and in the grain boundary. Deformation mechanism maps describe the conditions of dislocation density, grain size, stress, and temperature under which each deformation process can be expected to be rate-controlling.
Date: November 4, 1999
Creator: Ruano, O A; Sherby, O D & Wadsworth, J
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Frequency-dependent viscous flow in channels with fractal rough surfaces

Description: The viscous dynamic permeability of some fractal-like channels is studied. For our particular class of geometries, the ratio of the pore surface area-to-volume tends to {infinity} (but has a finite cutoff), and the universal scaling of the dynamic permeability, k({omega}), needs modification. We performed accurate numerical computations of k({omega}) for channels characterized by deterministic fractal wall surfaces, for a broad range of fractal dimensions. The pertinent scaling model for k({omega}) introduces explicitly the fractal dimension of the wall surface for a range of frequencies across the transition between viscous and inertia dominated regimes. The new model provides excellent agreement with our numerical simulations.
Date: May 1, 2010
Creator: Cortis, A. & Berryman, J.G.
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Assessing Equivalent Viscous Damping Using Piping System test Results

Description: The specification of damping for nuclear piping systems subject to seismic-induced motions has been the subject of many studies and much controversy. Damping estimation based on test data can be influenced by numerous factors, consequently leading to considerable scatter in damping estimates in the literature. At present, nuclear industry recommendations and nuclear regulatory guidance are not consistent on the treatment of damping for analysis of nuclear piping systems. Therefore, there is still a need to develop a more complete and consistent technical basis for specification of appropriate damping values for use in design and analysis. This paper summarizes the results of recent damping studies conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Date: July 18, 2010
Creator: Nie, J. & Morante, R.
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A 2-D Pore-Network Model of the Drying of Single-Component Liquids in Porous Media

Description: The drying of liquid-saturated porous media is typically approaching using macroscopic continuum models involving phenomenological coefficients. Insight on these coefficients can be obtained by a more fundamental study at the pore- and pore-network levels. In this report, a model based on pore-network representation of porous media that accounts for various process at the pore-scale is presented. These include mass transfer by advection and diffusion in the gas phase, viscous flow in liquid and gas phases and capillary effects at the gas-liquid menisci in the pore throats.
Date: January 20, 2000
Creator: Yortsos, Yanic C.; Yiotis, A. G.; Stubos, A. K. & Boundovis, A. G.
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Simulations of hydrodynamic interactions among immersed particles in stokes flow using a massively parallel computer

Description: In this paper, a massively parallel implementation of the boundary element method to study particle transport in Stokes flow is discussed. The numerical algorithm couples the quasistatic Stokes equations for the fluid with kinematic and equilibrium equations for the particles. The formation and assembly of the discretized boundary element equations is based on the torus-wrap mapping as opposed to the more traditional row- or column-wrap mappings. The equation set is solved using a block Jacobi iteration method. Results are shown for an example application problem, which requires solving a dense system of 6240 equations more than 1200 times.
Date: May 1, 1995
Creator: Ingber, M.S.; Womble, D.E. & Mondy, L.A.
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Time-Accurate Computation of Viscous Flow Around Deforming Bodies Using Overset Grids

Description: Dynamically evolving boundaries and deforming bodies interacting with a flow are commonly encountered in fluid dynamics. However, the numerical simulation of flows with dynamic boundaries is difficult with current methods. We propose a new method for studying such problems. The key idea is to use the overset grid method with a thin, body-fitted grid near the deforming boundary, while using fixed Cartesian grids to cover most of the computational domain. Our approach combines the strengths of earlier moving overset grid methods for rigid body motion, and unstructured grid methods for Aow-structure interactions. Large scale deformation of the flow boundaries can be handled without a global regridding, and in a computationally efficient way. In terms of computational cost, even a full overset grid regridding is significantly cheaper than a full regridding of an unstructured grid for the same domain, especially in three dimensions. Numerical studies are used to verify accuracy and convergence of our flow solver. As a computational example, we consider two-dimensional incompressible flow past a flexible filament with prescribed dynamics.
Date: April 2, 2001
Creator: Fast, P & Henshaw, W D
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A Tightly Coupled Particle-Fluid Model for DNA-Laden Flows in Complex Microscale Geometries

Description: We present a stable and convergent method for the computation of flows of DNA-laden fluids in microchannels with complex geometry. The numerical strategy combines a ball-rod model representation for polymers tightly coupled with a projection method for incompressible viscous flow. We use Cartesian grid embedded boundary methods to discretize the fluid equations in the presence of complex domain boundaries. A sample calculation is presented showing flow through a packed array microchannel in 2D.
Date: November 18, 2004
Creator: Trebotich, D; Miller, G H; Colella, P; Graves, D T; Martin, D F & Schwartz, P O
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Variable High Order Multiblock Overlapping Grid Methods for Mixed Steady and Unsteady Multiscale Viscous Flows

Description: Flows containing steady or nearly steady strong shocks in parts of the flow field, and unsteady turbulence with shocklets on other parts of the flow field are difficult to capture accurately and efficiently employing the same numerical scheme even under the multiblock grid or adaptive grid refinement framework. On one hand, sixth-order or higher shock-capturing methods are appropriate for unsteady turbulence with shocklets. On the other hand, lower order shock-capturing methods are more effective for strong steady shocks in terms of convergence. In order to minimize the shortcomings of low order and high order shock-capturing schemes for the subject flows, a multi-block overlapping grid with different orders of accuracy on different blocks is proposed. Test cases to illustrate the performance of the new solver are included.
Date: December 12, 2007
Creator: Sjogreen, B & Yee, H C
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Nanoscale manipulation of Ge nanowires by ion hammering

Description: Nanowires generated considerable interest as nanoscale interconnects and as active components of both electronic and electromechanical devices. However, in many cases, manipulation and modification of nanowires are required to realize their full potential. It is essential, for instance, to control the orientation and positioning of nanowires in some specific applications. This work demonstrates a simple method to reversibly control the shape and the orientation of Ge nanowires by using ion beams. Initially, crystalline nanowires were partially amorphized by 30 keY Ga+-implantation. After amorphization, viscous flow and plastic deformation occurred due to the ion hammering effect, causing the nanowires to bend toward the beam direction. The bending was reversed multiple times by ion-implanting the opposite side of the nanowires, resulting in straightening of the nanowires and subsequent bending in the opposite direction. This ion hammering effect demonstrates the detailed manipulation of nanoscale structures is possible through the use of ion irradiation.
Date: January 1, 2009
Creator: Picraux, Samuel T; Romano, Lucia; Rudawski, Nicholas G; Holzworth, Monta R; Jones, Kevin S & Choi, S G
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Rivulet Flow In Vertical Parallel-Wall Channel

Description: In comparison with studies of rivulet flow over external surfaces, rivulet flow confined by two surfaces has received almost no attention. Fully-developed rivulet flow in vertical parallel-wall channels was characterized, both experimentally and analytically for flows intermediate between a lower flow limit of drop flow and an upper limit where the rivulets meander. Although this regime is the most simple rivulet flow regime, it does not appear to have been previously investigated in detail. Experiments were performed that measured rivulet widths for aperture spacing ranging from 0.152 mm to 0.914 mm. The results were compared with a simple steadystate analytical model for laminar flow. The model divides the rivulet cross-section into an inner region, which is dominated by viscous and gravitational forces and where essentially all flow is assumed to occur, and an outer region, dominated by capillary forces, where the geometry is determined by the contact angle between the fluid and the wall. Calculations using the model provided excellent agreement with data for inner rivulet widths and good agreement with measurements of outer rivulet widths.
Date: April 1, 2006
Creator: McEligot, D. M.; Creery, G. E. Mc & Meakin, P.
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Retained gas sampler visualization guide

Description: In a series of experiments performed in Phase II of the retained gas sampler visualization task, the effect of sampler tip geometry on waste sampling process has been investigated. From flow visualizations, which were captured on video, it is clear that disturbances on the surrounding fluid and the fluid entering the sampler were reduced as the tip changed from a flat to a sharper truncated cone shape. It has been shown, throughout this report, that deformation and disturbance of the waste is dominated by shape of the sampler tip, which moves the stagnation point, and not by viscosity of the fluid or sampling rate.
Date: September 1, 1994
Creator: Shekarriz, A.
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Interfacial Dynamics of Abelian Domains: Differential Geometric Methods

Description: The equation: ReF`(T,Z)ZF`(T,Z) = 1 for conformal maps f(t,z) is important in interfacial dynamics. We extend the results by Gustafsson on existence and uniqueness of solutions of this equation from the case when f(t,z) is a rational function of z to the case when the spatial derivative f`(t,z) is rational.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Owczarek, Robert M. & Makaruk, Hanna E.
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Melt fracture revisited

Description: In a previous paper the author and Demay advanced a model to explain the melt fracture instability observed when molten linear polymer melts are extruded in a capillary rheometer operating under the controlled condition that the inlet flow rate was held constant. The model postulated that the melts were a slightly compressible viscous fluid and allowed for slipping of the melt at the wall. The novel feature of that model was the use of an empirical switch law which governed the amount of wall slip. The model successfully accounted for the oscillatory behavior of the exit flow rate, typically referred to as the melt fracture instability, but did not simultaneously yield the fine scale spatial oscillations in the melt typically referred to as shark skin. In this note a new model is advanced which simultaneously explains the melt fracture instability and shark skin phenomena. The model postulates that the polymer is a slightly compressible linearly viscous fluid but assumes no slip boundary conditions at the capillary wall. In simple shear the shear stress {tau}and strain rate d are assumed to be related by d = F{tau} where F ranges between F{sub 2} and F{sub 1} > F{sub 2}. A strain rate dependent yield function is introduced and this function governs whether F evolves towards F{sub 2} or F{sub 1}. This model accounts for the empirical observation that at high shears polymers align and slide more easily than at low shears and explains both the melt fracture and shark skin phenomena.
Date: July 16, 2003
Creator: Greenberg, J. M.
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Residual stresses in Mo/Si and Mo2C/Si multilayers

Description: The authors report a study of the residual stresses and residual stress relaxation in Mo/Si and Mo{sub 2}C/Si EUV multilayers. The multilayers were fabricated by magnetron sputter deposition, and stress measured using the substrate curvature laser scanning technique. It was found that Mo{sub 2}C/Si multilayers exhibit higher compressive stress than Mo/Si of comparable period and layer thickness ratio. the multilayers sputtered at 0.5 mT Ar pressure have higher compressive stress than those sputtered at 2 mT Ar pressure. The data indicate that the residual stresses in the multilayers are primarily determined by the Si layers. Annealing of the multilayers at a heating rate of 5 C/minute as well as at a fixed temperature (isothermal) results in a reduction of the compressive stresses. Near zero stress is achieved after annealing at 300 C. The time dependence of the residual stress decrease during isothermal annealing was found to fit best to a bimolecular viscous flow model of defect annihilation in the amorphous Si layers. The relationships between the effects of annealing on the multilayer microstructure and the observed stress reduction are discussed.
Date: April 1, 1999
Creator: Barbee, T W & Nguyen, T D
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GILA User's Manual

Description: GILA is a finite element code that has been developed specifically to attack the class of transient, incompressible, viscous, fluid dynamics problems that are predominant in the world that surrounds us. The purpose for this document is to provide sufficient information for an experienced analyst to use GILA in an effective way. The GILA User's Manual presents a technical outline of the governing equations for time-dependent incompressible flow, and the explicit and semi-implicit projection methods used in GILA to solve the equations. This manual also presents a brief overview of some of GILA's capabilities along with the keyword input syntax and sample problems.
Date: June 1, 2003
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Newtonian Flow in Bulk Amorphous Alloys

Description: Bulk amorphous alloys have many unique properties, e.g., superior strength and hardness, excellent corrosion resistance, reduced sliding friction and improved wear resistance, and easy formability in a viscous state. These properties, and particularly easy formability, are expected to lead to applications in the fields of near-net-shape fabrication of structural components. Whereas large tensile ductility has generally been observed in the supercooled liquid region in metallic glasses, the exact deformation mechanism, and in particular whether such alloys deform by Newtonian viscous flow, remains a controversial issue. In this paper, existing data are analyzed and an interpretation for the apparent controversy is offered. In addition, new results obtained from an amorphous alloy (composition: Zr-10Al-5TI-17.9Cu-14.6Ni, in at. %) are presented. Structural evolution during plastic deformation is particularly characterized. It is suggested that the appearance of non-Newtonian behavior is a result of the concurrent crystallization of the amorphous structure during deformation.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Wadsworth, J. & Nieh, T. G.
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Acoustic Wave Equations for a Linear Viscous Fluid and An Ideal Fluid

Description: The mathematical description of acoustic wave propagation within a time- and space-varying, and moving, linear viscous fluid is formulated as a system of coupled linear equations. This system is rigorously developed from fundamental principles of continuum mechanics (conservation of mass, balance of linear and angular momentum, balance of entropy) and various constitutive relations (for stress, entropy production, and entropy conduction) by linearizing all expressions with respect to the small-amplitude acoustic wavefield variables. A significant simplification arises if the fluid medium is neither viscous nor heat conducting (i.e., an ideal fluid). In this case the mathematical system can be reduced to a set of five, coupled, first-order partial differential equations. Coefficients in the systems depend on various mechanical and thermodynamic properties of the ambient medium that supports acoustic wave propagation. These material properties cannot all be arbitrarily specified, but must satisfy another system of nonlinear expressions characterizing the dynamic behavior of the background medium. Dramatic simplifications in both systems occur if the ambient medium is simultaneously adiabatic and stationary.
Date: July 1, 2002
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Parallel Simulation of Three-Dimensional Free Surface Fluid Flow Problems

Description: Simulation of viscous three-dimensional fluid flow typically involves a large number of unknowns. When free surfaces are included, the number of unknowns increases dramatically. Consequently, this class of problem is an obvious application of parallel high performance computing. We describe parallel computation of viscous, incompressible, free surface, Newtonian fluid flow problems that include dynamic contact fines. The Galerkin finite element method was used to discretize the fully-coupled governing conservation equations and a ''pseudo-solid'' mesh mapping approach was used to determine the shape of the free surface. In this approach, the finite element mesh is allowed to deform to satisfy quasi-static solid mechanics equations subject to geometric or kinematic constraints on the boundaries. As a result, nodal displacements must be included in the set of unknowns. Other issues discussed are the proper constraints appearing along the dynamic contact line in three dimensions. Issues affecting efficient parallel simulations include problem decomposition to equally distribute computational work among a SPMD computer and determination of robust, scalable preconditioners for the distributed matrix systems that must be solved. Solution continuation strategies important for serial simulations have an enhanced relevance in a parallel coquting environment due to the difficulty of solving large scale systems. Parallel computations will be demonstrated on an example taken from the coating flow industry: flow in the vicinity of a slot coater edge. This is a three dimensional free surface problem possessing a contact line that advances at the web speed in one region but transitions to static behavior in another region. As such, a significant fraction of the computational time is devoted to processing boundary data. Discussion focuses on parallel speed ups for fixed problem size, a class of problems of immediate practical importance.
Date: October 14, 1999
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Mathematical Modeling of Charged Liquid Droplets: Numerical Simulation and Stability Analysis

Description: The goal of this thesis is to study of the evolution of 3D electrically charged liquid droplets of fluid evolving under the influence of surface tension and electrostatic forces. In the first part of the thesis, an appropriate mathematical model of the problem is introduced and the linear stability analysis is developed by perturbing a sphere with spherical harmonics. In the second part, the numerical solution of the problem is described with the use of the boundary elements method (BEM) on an adaptive mesh of triangular elements. The numerical method is validated by comparison with exact solutions. Finally, various numerical results are presented. These include neck formation in droplets, the evolution of surfaces with holes, singularity formation on droplets with various symmetries and numerical evidence that oblate spheroids are unstable.
Date: May 2006
Creator: Vantzos, Orestis
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