Flow of an Oldroyd 8-constant fluid in a convergent channel


ACTA MECHANICA, vol.148, pp.117-127, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01183673
  • Journal Name: ACTA MECHANICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-127
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The problem considered is the steady flow of an Oldroyd 8-constant fluid in a convergent channel. Using series expansions in terms of decreasing powers of r given by Strauss [8] for the stream function and stress components, the governing equations of the problem are reduced to ordinary differential equations. The resulting differential equations have been solved by employing a numerical technique. It is shown that the streamline patterns are strongly dependent on the non-Newtonian parameters.