Kelvin's minimum-energy theorem
Paterson, Eric Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Stern, Fred Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A theorem in fluid dynamics that pertains to the kinetic energy of an ideal fluid (that is, inviscid, incompressible, and irrotational) and provides uniqueness statements concerning the solution of potential-flow problems.
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