# Questions tagged [navier-stokes]

The Navier-Stokes equations describe fluid flows in continuum mechanics.

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### What is the physical explanation as to why the kinematic boundary condition must hold at the free surface of a wave?

The kinematic boundary condition at the surface of a water wave is given as: "a particle on the free surface remains there always". This is then written as the material derivative of the free surface ...
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### How can I derive the stress tensor for a Newtonian fluid in more physical terms?

The question is quite fundamental and more on a beginner's level (not sure if good in this high-level-forum, but I try): I have big problems in understanding the stress tensor for Newtonian fluids in ...
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### Velocity field to a permeability field using poisson pressure equation

I have a velocity field and I want to get a pressure field. In my experiment we're controlling the pressure at the inlet and the outlet. I have Dirichlet boundary conditions at the inlet and outlet ...
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### Governing equations vs Transport equations

I posted it in computational-science SE site, and it was suggested I shift it here. This is a basic question. But I did not find any explanations for this. How are governing equations, like mass, ...
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### Viscous Flow past a cylinder

I'm trying to solve the incompressible, viscous and small Reynolds number flow past a cylinder. At the surface of the cylinder ($r=R$) the velocity is zero and at infinity it is $v_0 {\vec e}_y$ where ...
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### How do I calculate the change of pressure on a fluid moving on block?

Lets assume block motion for a fluid. From Navier-Stokes equation we got $\vec \nabla p = \rho (\vec g - \vec a)$ Lets say s is the direction where pressure has the steepest increase. How do you ...
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### Deriving the Integral Form of the Navier Stokes equation

I'm trying to follow the book Turbulence by Davidson. Currently I'm having trouble in converting the differential NS equation to its integral form but I cannot see clearly how the Divergence theorem ...
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### Inversion of a metric

I am currently reading a paper by Bredberg $et.al$ arXiv:1101.2451 titled "From Navier-Stokes to Einstein". In this paper, the authors have considered a metric of the form \begin{eqnarray}ds^2_{p+2} = ...
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### Why shear stress is assumed constant in the inner layer

In the derivation of the log-law and the viscous sub-layer velocity profiles, it is customary to assume that the shear stress is constant and equal to the wall shear stress. Is there any physical or ...
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