DOI: 10.1115/1.4034364
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Abstract: Numerical calculations of laminar flow of an incompressible fluid through an axisymmetric sudden expansion followed by a curved pipe recently done by the authors discovered an early instability of this flow for a certain expansion ratio, as it becomes unsteady with periodic oscillations of the flow variables at a Reynolds number when both curved pipe flow and flow in a straight pipe with an axisymmetric sudden expansion remain stable. This study describes in detail the created oscillatory flow and suggests tha…

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