Liquids and gases have many common physical properties and are called fluids. Molecules of fluids have no fixed places in volume. They can move each other when applied to small external forces. The fluids are losing their shape relatively. The study of fluids is easy when is neglected their viscosity (their internal friction) in other words, if it is presumed that they are the ideal. The mathematical theory of ideal fluids allows being theoretical explain a set of phenomena, connected with waves, lifting forces, and induced drag during motion of a wing in the fluid. This theory can not explain many other phenomena. Effects such as drag due to friction, detachment of flow from the surface of the objects, heating up of the fluids, heat, and mass transfer processes loss of pressure in tubs.
The modern applications of hydrodynamics and aerodynamics impose considering the complicated mechanical and mathematical models. They use the overall properties of fluids. At the same time are developing mathematical models that are admitted as the liquid to liquid or gas to liquid share surfaces. The absence of symmetry of cohesion forces that act from two sides of the boundary leads to surface tension.
The base parts in fluid mechanics are the stress tensor and the rate-of-strain tensor. The connection between them can be different. The fluids for which the connection between stress tensor and rate-of-strain tensor is linear are called Newtonian fluids. Lots of liquids: water, glycerin, liquid metals, as well all gases are Newtonian fluids. The fluids for which the connection between stress tensor and rate-of-strain tensor is nonlinear are called non-Newtonian fluids. For example, such fluids are solutions of polymers, non-drip paints, tomato ketchup, blood, and many others.
Hydrodynamics and aerodynamics are essential studies of Newtonian fluids, and we are focused on studying only Newtonian fluids.
The base method of studding fluid flow is constructing phenomenological macroscopic theories based on common hypotheses taken from the experience. Originating of phenomenological theory for fluid flow is based on the base three low of mechanics: lows of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Let us assume that these laws are applicable for fluid flow and using some hypotheses that are specific for different fluids we obtain a closed system (a model) from partial differential equations (PDE). It is necessary to put the specific boundary conditions and so got boundary problems must be solved analytical or numerical. The full investigation includes the experimental proof of the results. While physical experimentation gives more accurate, realistic results which include nonlinear effects, it is often laborious, costly, and time-consuming, and this is where computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical modeling and testing enter the contribution. While the computer will likely never be fast enough to meet everyone's desires, today's numerical processing capability lends itself to more complex solvers and accordingly more accurate solutions, with lower cost and eventually less labor and time.
CFD stands for Computational Fluid Dynamics. It is a complex of methods of computer modeling that, if applied well, can recreate the real-world behaviors of liquids and gases in a virtual environment. When CFD is applied to wind engineering, it is called computational wind engineering, or CWE. Fluid dynamics is a branch of mechanics concerned with the motion of a fluid continuum under the action of applied forces. Various mathematical models are used to describe fluid flow under different restrictive assumptions.
One of the hypotheses in fluid flow is that the fluids are not a discrete system of material points but they are continuously medium, i.e. they are a material continuum in which on every point is compared respectively a number that describe the density of the fluids.
To obtain of the Navier –Stokes equations that described the flow of viscose fluid it is used constitutive equations giving relations between stresses tensor:
and rate-of-strain tensor:
which can present as follow:
In this tensor equation
are the unity tensor, and
are scalars. The coefficient
is called dynamic viscosity
of a fluid and the scalar
is called pressure
. We note that the tensors
are the unity vectors of the Cartesian coordinate system x, y, z
the stress tensor can be present as:
From definition of an active pressure on surface with normal
it follows that the pressure is connected with two directions – direction of pressure vector
and direction of unity vector
. Components of the rate-of-strain tensor
are connected with the components of velocity
, as follows:
In this way the tensor equation can be written using follow equations:
(i, j = 1, 2, 3)
is the Kronecker symbol, i.e.
Using these constitutive equations it is obtained Navier –Stokes equation, which describes the flow of incompressible viscose fluids with density
, kinematics viscosity
, pressure p and velocity
is mass force, acting on the fluid that is frequently the gravity force
. This equation expresses the law of momentum conservation. The law of mass conservation is defined by continuity equation that for incompressible fluids can be written as follow:
When it is considered a two dimensional problem, i.e. independent variables are two can be introduced stream function
thus to satisfies the two dimensional continuity equation. For example in Cartesian coordinate system the continuity equation for two dimensional problem is written as follow:
This equation satisfies identity if we put:
and vorticity for 2D case definition is:
where: u and v are velocity components along x and y coordinates. We can combine these definitions with Navier-Stoke equation. It will eliminate pressure from Navier-Stoke momentum equation. That combination will give us non-pressure vorticity transport equation which in non-steady form can be written as follows:
is the Reynolds number and a
is a characteristic length.
Boundary conditions for viscose flow. The system from partial differential equations consists of Navier-Stoke momentum, and continuity equations have any number of partial solutions. If it is known one of them, we can try to obtain theoretically the flow that corresponds to it. When we use this method, it is possible to get helpful information. But not always for a given partial solution corresponds to a concrete fluid flow. The base method of approach in fluid mechanics is to obtain those solutions which fit considered flow. For this purpose, it is necessary to assign initial and boundary conditions, which satisfy the requested solution. These conditions give additional information about the character of mechanical processes on the boundary S of a domain G1 taken from a fluid and also the initial condition.
When a body moves in a fluid (liquid or gas), forces arise: drag and lift. Drag and lift are aerodynamics forces that are generated by the interaction and contact of the solid body with the fluid. Computing the forces on a body moving through a viscous fluid is the main goal of computational fluid dynamics. These forces cause stress in the body. If the stresses are sufficient the body becomes deformed.