Two-Dimensional Flow Visualization Using the Vortex Computer Code

by Michael L. Schneider, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Robert S. Bernard, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: A computer code has been developed to provide visualization of flow fields with regard to many hydraulic engineering design and analysis problems. The finite-difference computer code VORTEX solves the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations in stream-function/vorticity form. The code is applicable to flow fields in two dimensions represented in a plan or profile view. Arbitrarily shaped channels and structures are handled through the use of boundary-fitted coordinates. The code accommodates variable density subject to the Boussinesq approximation.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Two-dimensional flow | Computer analysis | Navier-Stokes equations | Fluid flow | Vortices | Computer aided operations | Imaging techniques

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