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Homework Help: Finding the constant in the velocity function?

  1. Mar 5, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am confused about how to get the constant a in this equation.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Apparently you can get the constant a from the wall equations. However I don't see how the wall equations are related to the velocity function. The velocity function could have been ANY arbitrary function right? So how can it be related to something else?
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  3. Mar 5, 2013 #2


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    What does "no slip at the walls" mean?

    Does it mean that the water flow right along each wall is zero?
  4. Mar 5, 2013 #3

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    No slip at the walls means that u = 0 when (y,z) lies on either wall. We also have u = 0 when y = a + |z|.
  5. Mar 5, 2013 #4
    Wow cool, thank you :)
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