The interpretation of a long-standing rheological flow problem using computational rheology and a PTT constitutive model

I. E. Garduño, H. R. Tamaddon-Jahromi, K. Walters, M. F. Webster

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Abstract

Modern computational rheology techniques are used to interpret an experimental observation, which has remained unresolved for over four decades. The simple flow in question involved the rotation of a solid sphere in an infinite expanse of non-Newtonian elastic liquid. Under some conditions, Giesekus observed an interesting secondary flow. This added an ‘inertial’ secondary flow near the rotating sphere to the well-understood ‘slow-flow’ features observed and predicted by others in the 1960s. By employing a Phan-Thien/Tanner (PTT) constitutive model and moving away from the restriction of ‘slow-flow’, we show that it is possible to predict numerically the inertial vortex observed by Giesekus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
JournalJournal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Volume233
Early online date31 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • rotating sphere
  • secondary flow field
  • Giesekus inertial vortex
  • hybrid finite element/finite volume scheme
  • PTT model

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