Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Assignment 10 — Potential Flow II  
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Question #1
Consider flow past a circular body of radius $R$ with a blunted base as shown below.
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As a first approximation, assume the base pressure $P_b$ is constant across the base and that the flow on the circular part of the body follows potential-flow theory. Do the following:
(a)  Sketch the pressure coefficient, $C_p=(P-P_\infty)/(\frac{1}{2}\rho_\infty q_\infty^2)$, as a function of $\theta$ for the assumed flow, with $0 \le \theta \le 2\pi$. The angle $\theta$ is zero on the positive $x$ axis. Explain the basis of your sketch, e.g., maxima and minima, etc.
(b)  Compute the drag on the body. (It is not zero because this is not an exact solution).
Question #2
An interesting way to generate an exact solution for flow past a two-dimensional bump is to use a streamline for flow past a cylinder as follows:
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The desired height of the bump is $R/2$, where $R$ is the cylinder radius. Starting from the fundamental solutions outlined in the tables, do the following:
(a)  Determine the distance $h$.
(b)  Determine the maximum velocity on the bump, $u_\max$. Note: you have to prove that the location you use to determine the velocity $u_{\rm max}$ is a maximum.
Question #3
Far from a non-lifting body that is emitting fluid (e.g., from a jet engine),
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we can approximate the velocity potential as $$ \phi \approx U r \cos \theta + \frac{Q}{2\pi} \ln r + \frac{\cal D}{2 \pi r}\cos \theta ~~~~{\rm for~}r\rightarrow\infty $$ where $U$ is freestream velocity, $Q$ is the mass-injection rate and $\cal D$ is an effective doublet strength. Do the following:
(a)  Verify that $$ P-P_\infty \approx - \frac{\rho Q U }{2 \pi r}\cos \theta ~~~~{\rm as~}r\rightarrow \infty $$
(b)  Using a circular control volume of radius $r$ show that: $$ \int_S \rho \vec{v} (\vec{v}\cdot\vec{n}) dS = \frac{3}{2}\rho Q U \vec{i} $$ and that $$ \int_S(P-P_\infty)\vec{n}dS = -\frac{1}{2}\rho Q U \vec{i} $$
(c)  Use the results of part (b) to determine the force on the body.
Question #4
Starting from the streamfunction of a source/sink, derive the streamfunction for a doublet: $$ \psi=-\frac{\cal D}{2\pi r} \sin(\theta) + \textrm{constant} $$
1.  $\frac{8}{3} \rho U^2 R$
2.  $1.5~R$, $\frac{5}{4} U$.
Due on Tuesday November 26th at 11:00. Do Questions #1, #2, #3. Question #4 is optional.
Note that there was a mistake in the answers for Problem #2. This has been corrected.
Note that Assignment #10 is now due on Tuesday December 3rd at 11:00.
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