Flow of Bingham plastics over a sudden expansion in a pipe

George C. Vradis, M. Volkan Otugen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The hydrodynamic field resulting from the flow of a non-Newtonian Bingham fluid over a sudden expansion in a circular pipe is studied numerically. The governing fully elliptic system of equations is solved using a finite-difference scheme. Solutions are obtained for laminar, constant property flows and for a wide range of Reynolds and yield numbers. The results presented in this work demonstrate the strong effect of both the yield and the Reynolds numbers on the global and local characteristics of the flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Non-Newtonian Flows
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages129-136
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791811212
StatePublished - 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
Volume153
ISSN (Print)0160-8835

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Flow of Bingham plastics over a sudden expansion in a pipe'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this