Inertia effects in the laminar radial flow of a power law fluid with an electromagnetic field

Chen Cha'o-Kuang, Chen Kuo-Huei, Chih-Yang Wu

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An approximate study of the pressure distribution for the radial flow of a non-newtonian (power law) fluid between two parallel disks in the presence of an axial electrical field is obtained by using the momentum and energy integral methods. For a non-newtonian fluid it is shown that the inertia effect must be considered to be significant for the pressure distribution, especially for the power law fluids with n ≥ 1. Furthermore, it is seen that the inertia effect will also lower the load capacity of the disks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Apr 2


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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