Flow of K-BKZ fluids between parallel plates rotating about distinct axes: shear thinning and inertial effects Academic Article uri icon


  • It has been shown that for any simple fluid, a flow field of the form u = -[y - g(z)], v = [x - f(z], w = 0, which is appropriate for modeling the flow in a orthogonal rheometer, is dynamically possible. The functions f(z) and g(z) depend on the choice of constitutive equation. In the present paper, these are calculated for a class of K-BKZ fluids which exhibit shear thinning. The results are then used to study the interaction of shear thinning and inertial effects on the flow field in an orthogonal rheometer. 1987.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

author list (cited authors)

  • Bower, M. V., Wineman, A. S., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Bower, MV||Wineman, AS||Rajagopal, KR

publication date

  • January 1987