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The initial development of a jet caused by fluid, body and free surface interaction

Gallagher, Meurig Thomas (2015)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The aim of this thesis is to investigate the problem of a rigid plate, inclined at an angle α ∈(0,1/2π) the horizontal, accelerating uniformly from rest into or away from a semi-infinite expanse of inviscid, incompressible fluid. This work generalized that of Needham, Chamberlain, and Billingham\(^1\), by considering the case of negative plate accelerations.

We use the method of matched asymptotic expansions to investigate the asymptotic structure of the solution to the free surface evolution problem as t→0\(^+\), paying particular attention to the innermost asymptotic region encompassing the initial interaction between the fluid free surface and the inclined accelerating plate.

\(^1\) Needham et al. The initial development of a jet caused by fluid, body and free surface interaction. The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. 61(4):581-614, 2008.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Needham, David John
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Mathematics
Subjects:QA Mathematics
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:5913
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