Multiphase unsteady Stokes flow over grooved surfaces: An analytical study

Yixuan Li, Karim Alame, Krishnan Mahesh

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This paper studies multiphase flow within grooved textures exposed to external unsteadiness. We derive analytical expressions for multiphase unsteady Stokes flow driven by oscillating streamwise/spanwise velocity in the presence of periodic grooves. Good agreement is obtained between the analytical solution and direct numerical simulations performed using the volume of fluid method. The effects of oscillation frequency, Reynolds number, and the multiphase interface location on the transfer function between the input signal external to the groove and output near the interface, are examined. The effective slip length and the shear stress over the grooved plane are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Mar 28 2019

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