Laminar compressible flow in a tube

Robert K. Prud'Homme, Thomas W. Chapman, J. Ray Bowen

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A two-dimensional solution for the velocity and pressure distributions in steady, laminar, isothermal flow of an ideal gas in a long tube is obtained as a double perturbation expension in β, the radius to length ratio, and ε, the relative pressure drop. It is found that simple approximations estimate the exact flow rate-pressure drop relationship accurately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Scientific Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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