Non-isothermal flow of a polymeric fluid past a submerged circular cylinder

G. H. Wu, B. Y. Wu, S. H. Ju, C. C. Wu

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In this paper, non-isothermal flow of a polymeric liquid past a circular cylinder in an infinite domain is investigated numerically. A non-Newtonian fluid, known as a differential-type White-Metzner model, is used in the flow simulation. The computer code developed is based on the elastic-viscous split-stress finite element method incorporating the streamline-upwind Petrov-Galerkin scheme. Numerical solutions for several cases are obtained. Global flow characteristics, such as drag coefficient and heat transfer coefficient, are derived. The effects of fluid elasticity, inertia, and shear-thinning on drag and heat transfer are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4733-4739
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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