Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Flow of a stratified fluid in a wavy channel

A. Ramachandra  Rao a1 and Rathna  Devanathan a1
a1 Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

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The flow of a stratified fluid in a channel with small and large deformations is investigated. The analogy of this flow with swirling flow in tubes with non-uniform cross-sections is studied. The flow near the wall is blocked when the Froude number takes certain critical values. The possibility of preventing the stagnation zones in the flow field is also discussed.

(Published Online March 29 2006)
(Received December 13 1971)