A penalty finite element model for flows of non-Newtonian fluids. Academic Article uri icon


  • A finite element model based on the penalty function formulation of the equations governing axisymmetric flows of viscous incompressible fluids obeying power law and White Metzner constitutive relations is developed. The effect of boundary conditions and inertia terms on the velocity profiles is investigated. The numerical solutions agree, qualitatively, with the known experimental and numerical results.

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., Iga, M., & Padhye, V. A.

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN||Iga, M||Padhye, VA

publication date

  • January 1987