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Re-entrant corner flow for PTT fluids in the natural stress basis


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Evans, J. D. and Sibley, D. N., 2009. Re-entrant corner flow for PTT fluids in the natural stress basis. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 157 (1-2), pp. 79-91.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnnfm.2008.09.008

Abstract

We revisit the situation of steady planar flow of Phan–Thien–Tanner (PTT) fluids around re-entrant corners of angles π/α where 1/2 ≤ α < 1. The model is considered in the absence of a solvent viscosity, under which a class of self-similar solutions has been identified with stress singularities of O(r−2(1− α )) and stream function behaviour O(r α (1+ α)) (r being the radial distance from the corner). The asymptotic analysis is completed by providing a solution for the downstream boundary layer using natural stress variables. We show that the matching of the outer (core) solution into the downstream boundary layer imposes a restriction on the range of α ε (2/3, 1) for which these self-similar solutions are applicable, i.e. they only hold for corner angles between 180◦ and 270◦.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsEvans, J. D.and Sibley, D. N.
DOI10.1016/j.jnnfm.2008.09.008
Uncontrolled Keywordsphan-thien-tanner (ptt), boundary layers, self-similar solutions, natural stress basis, stress singularity, re-entrant corner
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code13512

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