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Title: Rotational flow in fluid dynamics
Author: Murray, James Dickson
Awarding Body: University of St Andrews
Current Institution: University of St Andrews
Date of Award: 1955
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The thesis is divided into four chapters. Chapter I gives a brief résumé of the state of rotational flow theory up to 1955. Chapter II contains a study of the constant shear flow past cylinders with various cross sections. Chapter III contains a method for obtaining the stream functions for cylinders in a variable shear flow when the latter approximates firstly to a linear vorticity distribution, and secondly to the rotational flow present in a boundary layer. Further, it illustrates the nature of the difficulties likely to be encountered in trying to obtain analytical solutions of problems where the rotation is of a more complicated nature. Finally, Chapter IV contains a relaxation solution to the two-dimensional isentropic compressible rotational flow of a gas through a channel containing a constriction, it also illustrates the complexity of the numerical work required in obtaining relaxation solutions of compressible flow problems with rotation.
Supervisor: Mitchell, Andrew R. Sponsor: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QA915.M8 ; Fluid dynamics