Understanding flow behaviour

Everyday, we use many different types of liquids. Understanding their flow behaviour is very important. This paper studies how the flow of a viscoelastic liquid in a pipe changes by imposing alternating pressures.

Title of paper: Resonance behaviour of viscoelastic fluid in Poiseuille flow in the presence of a transversal magnetic field
Authors: Muhammad R. Mohyuddin (1) and T. Götz (2)

(1) Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, 45320 Islamabad 44000 Pakistan
(2) Department of Mathematics, University of Kaiserslautern, P.O.Box 3049, D-67653, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Viscoelastic fluids are thicker than water. A real life example may be the behaviour of blood in the body whose flow is influenced by pressure
differences or pumping of underground water and oil reservoir. Occasionally the fluid flow layers become out of control. In order to control these, MagnetoHydroDynamic (MHD) forces are introduced which acts perpendicular to the velocity field so that the velocity of the fluid is controlled.

For more information, please contact Dr Muhammad R. Mohyuddin

Published: 18 Dec 2005

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Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

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International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 2005; 49:837-847