Physics of Continuous Matter

Gallery of figures

The figures are created in FEMLAB 3.1.

Insert p. 150. Gravitational settling of a cylindrical block.  The color indicates the shear stress with blue being high and red low.  The arrows and the shape indicate the displacement.


New figure p. 218. Velocity plot for flow across a backwards facing step in a channel at Reynolds number 100.  To the left the fluid enters with the planar Poiseuille profile, and to the right this profile is nearly reached in the wider channel. The streamlines clearly show that a swirl forms behind the step.


New figure p. 254. Velocity plot for pressure-driven entrance flow in a pipe at Reynolds number 100 with velocity contour lines. High velocity is dark red and low velocity dark blue. The Poiseuille profile is not quite reached towards the right hand side (see details).


New figure p. 382. Formation of Karman vortex street in flow past a cylinder at Re=100. The vortex street is has roughly the magical ratio  (26.23) of distance parameters.  The velocity field is visualized by colour, streamlines, and contour lines. Dark red is high velocity, and dark blue low.


Replace fig. 28.3 on p. 415. The Blasius boundary flow.  Dark red indicates high velocity and dark blue low. The dark lines are streamlines, and the light ones are velocity contours.


Replace fig. 29.3 on p. 444.  Pressure plot for the NACA2412 airfoil at Reynolds number  3000 and  angle of attack 3 degrees.   High pressure is light blue and low is yellow. A few streamlines and isobars are shown.  Notice the high stagnation pressure at the front of the airfoil and the lift-creating  lower pressure above the wing than below.  Notice also that the separation bubble at the rear  and the  trailing wake are all but invisible in this image (were it not for the streamlines).


Replace fig.  29.6 on p. 450.  Velocity plot for NACA2412 airfoil at Reynolds number 3000 and angle of attack 3 degrees.  High velocity is light blue and low is yellow. A few streamlines and velocity contour curves are shown. Notice the stagnation point at the leading edge the separation bubble at the rear,  and the slightly downwards-pointing trailing wake behind the airfoil. Notice also the lift-creating higher velocity above than below the airfoil. 

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