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The modified Myers boundary condition for swirling flow

  • James R. Mathews (a1), Vianney Masson (a2), Stéphane Moreau (a2) and Hélène Posson (a3)

This paper gives a modified Myers boundary condition in swirling inviscid flow, which differs from the standard Myers boundary condition by assuming a small but non-zero boundary layer thickness. The new boundary condition is derived and is shown to have the correct quadratic error behaviour with boundary layer thickness and also to agree with previous results when the swirl is set to zero. The boundary condition is initially derived for swirling flow with constant azimuthal velocity, but easily extends to radially varying swirling flow, with terms depending on the boundary layer model. The modified Myers boundary condition is then given in the time domain rather than in the frequency domain. The effect of the boundary layer profile is then considered, and shown to be small compared to the boundary layer thickness. The boundary condition is then used to analyse the eigenmodes and Green’s function in a realistic flow. Modelling the thickness of the boundary layer properly is shown to be essential in order to get accurate results.

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