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A Conservation law form of Navier Stokes Equation

  1. Nov 19, 2016 #1
    I am pretty confused about how to write Navier-Stokes Equation into conservation form, it seems that from my notes,
    first, the density term with the pressure gradient dropped out.
    and second, du^2/dx seems to be equal to udu/dx.
    Why is it so? I attached my notes here for your reference.
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  3. Nov 24, 2016 #2
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  4. Nov 25, 2016 #3
    This is pretty straightforward to do. Integrating by parts, $$u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+v\frac{\partial v}{\partial y}=u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial (uv)}{\partial y}-u\frac{\partial v}{\partial y}$$Next, adding and subtracting ##u(\partial u/\partial x)## gives:
    $$u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+v\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}=2u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial (uv)}{\partial y}-u\left(\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial v}{\partial y}\right)$$
    But, from the continuity equation, the last term in parenthesis in this equation is zero. So$$u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+v\frac{\partial u}{\partial y}=2u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial (uv)}{\partial y}=\frac{\partial u^2}{\partial x}+\frac{\partial (uv)}{\partial y}$$
    The rest of the derivation is straightforward.
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