About computations of Hele-Shaw flow of non-Newtonian fluids

L. Kondic, P. Fast, M. J. Shelley

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The flow of a fluid confined between two solid plates (Hele-Shaw cell) is of considerable interest in a variety of applications. Further interest in two phase flow in this geometry stems from the close analogy between the dynamics of fluid-fluid interface and the propagation of the solidification front. While the flow of Newtonian fluids is rather well understood, it is much more complicated to compute flows of non-Newtonian fluids. We find that the dense-branching morphology of Newtonian liquids may be replaced by dendritic fingers with stable tips sidebranches, and discuss resulting length scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - The Symposium 'Advanced Catalytic Materials-1998' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1998Dec 3 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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