Calculation of Potential Flows with Free Streamlines

by Garrett Birkhoff,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 17-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


A survey is given of methods for computing three classes of time-independent incompressible potential flows with free streamlines: (1) plane flows having free boundaries and curved fixed boundaries without gravity; (2) plane flows having free boundaries and straight fixed boundaries with gravity; and (3) axially symmetric flows having free boundaries without gravity.

Subject Headings: Domain boundary | Flow duration | Free flow | Potential flow | Streamflow | Surveying methods | Curvature | Symmetry

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