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Spatially averaging the Navier Stokes equations on a multiply connected domain

  1. Jun 16, 2011 #1
    Hi all,

    The problem at hand is a bubbly flow in a cylinder: I'm using an FEM to identify how the walls effect the drag on bubbles in a flow. To test my results I want to set up an infinite cylinder with randomly distributed spheres and then average the Navier-Stokes equations over the entire length and polar angle.

    I don't want to average over the radial direction as I want to solve the resulting "averaged equations" for moving walls: i.e I want to use the equations to find how the drag depends on distance from the wall.

    I've attached two pictures to give an idea of what I'm talking about -- the second picture should be integrated through the polar angle too.

    I can find almost no literature where the Navier-Stokes equations (or PDEs in general) are averaged in space over multiply connected domain. Can someone point me to an author/book which uses this method?


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