Accession Number:

ADA285627

Title:

The Virtual Mass and Lift Force on an Oblate Ellipsoid in Rotating and Straining Inviscid Flow

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY CENTER FOR MULTIPHASE RESEARCH

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The introduction of a rotating frame allows the use of a potential function to solve the problem of a rigid oblate ellipsoid undergoing rotation and translation in a rotating and straining inviscid flow. Virtual mass and lift force coefficients are calculated, including a coefficient associated with the ellipsoid rotation contribution to the lift force. Significantly, the computed coefficients can depart from sphere values. Virtual mass, Lift force, Ellipsoid, Inviscid flow.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE