Flow of yield - Stress fluids in complex geometries

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Experimental and computational results related to the flow of purely viscous non-Newtonian fluids exhibiting a yield stress are presented and discussed. A number of geometries and flow conditions have been analyzed representing both attached and separated flows of Bingham and Herschel-Bulkley fluids. The presence of a yield-stress is shown to significantly impact the flow characteristics, as compared to those in the case of a Newtonian fluid, in particular in the cases where separation of the flow would be expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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