SOME ASPECTS OF THE FLOW OF STRATIFIED FLUIDS II. EXPERIMENTS WITH A TWO-FLUID SYSTEM.
Technical rept. no. 4, 1 Jul 52-30 Jun 53,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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A description is given of the flow of two superimposed layers of fluid over a barrier. In general three regimes of motion are possible If the velocities of the fluids are sufficiently small the interface is little disturbed except for a slight depression over the barrier. If the velocities are sufficiently high the interface swells symmetrically over the obstacle. At intermediate speeds a hydraulic jump occurs in the lee of the barrier and the lower layer increases in depth upstream. The description of the experiments is supplemented by a theoretical discussion, employing the assumption of a hydrostatic pressure distribution. Author
- Fluid Mechanics