An experimental investigation of the flow of non-Newtonian fluids between rotating disks Academic Article uri icon


  • The results of an experimental investigation on the flow of a non-Newtonian fluid between rotating, parallel disks are described in this paper. These results are qualitatively different from those exhibited by linearly viscous fluids in that a narrow layer of exceedingly high velocity gradients appears in the non-Newtonian fluid.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sirivat, A., Rajagopal, K. R., & Szeri, A. Z.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • January 1988