Re-Entrant Corner Singularity of the PTT Fluid


Evans, J. D., 2010. Re-Entrant Corner Singularity of the PTT Fluid. In: Simos, T. E., Psihoyios, G. and Tsitouras, C., eds. Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Vols I-III.Vol. 1281. American Institute of Physics, pp. 1676-1679. (AIP Conference Proceedings)

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The local asymptotic behaviour is given for planar re-entrant corner flows of Phan-Thien-Tanner fluids with a solvent viscosity. The solvent stress and Newtonian velocity field dominate in all regions, with the polymer stress being uniformly subdominant. At small radial distances r to the corner, the velocity field vanishes as O (r(lambda 0)) whilst the solvent stress behaviour is O(r(-(1-lambda 0))). The polymer stress has the less singular behaviour O (r(-4(1-lambda 0)/(5+lambda 0))), where lambda(0) is an element of [1/2, 1) is the Newtonian flow-field eigenvalue. Stress boundary layers are needed at the walls for the polymer stress solution, which are of thickness O (r((4-lambda 0)/3)). These results confirm the order of magnitude estimates previously obtained by Renardy [13], the alternative derivation given here using the method of matched asymptotic expansions. These results breakdown in the limit of vanishing solvent viscosity as well as vanishing quadratic stress terms (i.e. the Oldroyd-B limit). It is also implicitly assumed that there are no regions of recirculation at the upstream wall i.e. we consider flow in the absence of a lip vortex.


Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsEvans, J. D.
EditorsSimos, T. E., Psihoyios, G. and Tsitouras, C.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
ID Code23487
Additional InformationInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics. 19-25 September 2010. Rhodes, Greece.


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