Reactive hydrodynamics in rotating spherical and cylindrical geometry

Siavash H. Sohrab*

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Chemically reactive and nonreactive hydrodynamics around rotating porous spheres with surface blowing in a stagnant environment, as well as that of a stationary droplet in counterflow counter-rotating jets was theoretically and experimentally investigated. Stream functions were presented describing spherical flows formed from two, four, and six toroidal vortices. Such flow fields were identified as solutions of the viscous vorticity equation. One stream function follows Hill's solution for spherical vortex and describes internal cylindrical flows formed by line vortices and cascades of concentric spherical and cylindrical flows. Such flow dields are important to the modelling of local hydrodynamics and dissipative processes within turbulent sprays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalNASA Conference Publication
Issue number10194
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop - Cleveland, OH, USA
Duration: May 19 1997May 21 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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