Convective Acceleration

The acceleration of an element of fluid, given by the convective derivative of the velocity v,

 (Dv)/(Dt)=(partialv)/(partialt)+v·del v,

where del is the gradient operator.

See also

Acceleration, Convective Derivative, Convective Operator

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Batchelor, G. K. An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, p. 73, 1977.

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