We show that a careful analysis of the Navier-Stokes equation in the low Reynolds number limit has two distinct solutions, one valid for a deep, thin curtain of flow and the other for a thin wide flow. We derive a solution to the latter situation and use the results to develop a new way to control fluid flows in thin, wide sheet flow.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Physics Condensed Matter|
|State||Published - May 28 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics