Injection of a non-Newtonian fluid through one side of a long vertical channel

Baris S.

ACTA MECHANICA, vol.151, pp.163-170, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01246915
  • Journal Name: ACTA MECHANICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-170
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The problem considered here is the injection of a non-Newtonian fluid with elastic properties through one side of a long vertical channel. Using the transformations proposed by Wang and Skalak [14] for the velocity components, the basic equations governing the flow and heat transfer are reduced to a set of ordinary differential equations. These equations have been solved approximately subject to the relevant boundary conditions. The effect of the non-Newtonian parameter, S, on the velocity Field and heat transfer on the walls is examined carefully.