A solution using biorthogonal eigenfunctions is presented for viscous flow caused by a piston in a two-dimensional channel. The resulting infinite set of linear equations is solved using Spence's optimal weighting function method [IMA J. Appl. Math. 30, 107 (1983)]. The solution is compared to that with a shear-free piston surface; in the latter configuration the fluid more rapidly approaches the Poiseuille flow profile established away from the face of the piston.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics