A perturbation analysis of the flow of a Powell--Eyring fluid between coaxial cylinders
Keywords:Viscous helical flow, perturbation methods
AbstractThe Powell--Eyring generalised viscous fluid model was developed to model the flow of viscous inelastic shear thinning fluids, such as polymer melts and suspensions of solids in non-Newtonian solvents. We consider the helical flow of a Powell--Eyring fluid between infinitely long coaxial cylinders. Such a flow is of relevance to a number of applications, including rheometry. We show that a perturbation approach to the flow problem yields simple explicit expressions for the fluid velocity field, which may then be applied to obtain approximations to other features of the flow. References
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