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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
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 (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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