Pumping Due to Unbiased Local Wall Oscillations

by David Stavitsky, Research Asst.; Inst. of Hydr. Research, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa,
Enzo Macagno, (Aff.M.ASCE), Prof. of Fluid Mech.; Energy Div., Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 4, Pg. 677-684

Document Type: Journal Paper


An approximate solution was used in the investigation of the flow generated by unbiased local wall oscillations. It was shown that such oscillations can pump fluid and maintain constant head. The conditions under which the arrangement of piston and conduit can pump were determined. The average flow rate generated and the maximum head that this arrangement can sustain have been obtained.

Subject Headings: Pumps | Walls | Oscillations | Oscillatory flow | Head (fluid mechanics) | Conduits | Flow rates

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search