A note on the flow of a non-Newtonian fluid film

Akyildiz F. T.

International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol.33, no.6, pp.1061-1067, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0020-7462(97)00069-3
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1061-1067
  • Keywords: Flow enhancement, Method of Galerkin, Oscillating flow
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Film flow of liquids simulated by the third-grade model down a vertical longitudinally oscillating wall is investigated. The non-linear partial differential equation resulting from the momentum equation is solved by the method of Galerkin and flow enhancement is predicted for different material constants. It is also found that an increase in either the amplitude or frequency of the vibration always leads to an increase in the magnitude of the flow enhancement. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.