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Title: Flow of a generalised Newtonian fluid due to a rotating disk
Authors: Griffiths, Paul Travis
First Published: 3-Apr-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 2015, 221, pp. 9-17 (9)
Abstract: The boundary-layer flow due to a rotating disk is considered for a number of generalised Newtonian fluid models. In the limit of large Reynolds number the flow inside the three-dimensional boundary-layer is determined via a similarity solution. Results for power-law and Bingham plastic fluids agree with previous investigations. We present solutions for fluids that adhere to the Carreau viscosity model. It is well known that unlike the power-law and Bingham models the Carreau model is applicable for vanishingly small, and infinitely large shear rates, as such we suggest these results provide a more accurate description of non-Newtonian rotating disk flow.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2015.03.008
ISSN: 1873-2631
Links: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377025715000609
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/36962
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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