Gopalan, NP (1983) Unsteady flow of a dilute suspension in a semi-infinite contracting or expanding pipe. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 21 (4). pp. 327-344.
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In the present paper an exact similar solution of the Navier-Stokes equation for unsteady flow of a dilute suspension in a semi-infinite contracting or expanding circular pipe is presented. The effects of the Schmidt number (Sc), Reynolds number (|ε|), the volume fraction (α) and the relaxation time (τ) of the particulate phase on the flow characteristics are examined. The presence of the solid particles has been observed to influence the flow behaviour significantly. These solutions are valid down to the state of a completely collapsed pipe, since the nonlinearity is retained fully. The results may help understanding the flow near the heart and certain forced contractions or expansions of valved veins.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics|
|Date Deposited:||01 Feb 2010 10:00|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:39|
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