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4.4: Fluid in an Accelerated System

Up to this stage, body forces were considered as one-dimensional. In general, the linear acceleration have three components as opposed to the previous case of only one. However, the previous derivations can be easily extended. Equation (8) can be transformed into a different coordinate system where the main coordinate is in the direction of the effective gravity. Thus, the previous method can be used and there is no need to solve new three (or two) different equations. As before, the constant pressure plane is perpendicular to the direction of the effective gravity. Generally the acceleration is divided into two categories: linear and angular and they will be discussed in this order.


  • Dr. Genick Bar-Meir. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later or Potto license.