Stability of plane Poiseuille flow of a fluid with pressure-dependent viscosity

Tran, Thien Duc and Suslov, Sergey A. (2008) Stability of plane Poiseuille flow of a fluid with pressure-dependent viscosity. In: XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics ICTAM 2008, 24-29 Aug 2008, Adelaide, Australia.

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We study the linear stability of a plane Poiseuille flow of an incompressible fluid whose viscosity depends linearly on the pressure. It is shown that the local critical Reynolds number is a sensitive function of the applied pressure gradient and that it decreases along the channel. While in the limit of small pressure gradients conventional results for a pressure-independent Newtonian fluid are recovered, a significant stabilisation of the flow and an elongation of the critical disturbance wavelength are observed when
the longitudinal pressure gradient is increased. These features drastically distinguish the stability characteristics of a piezo-viscous flow from its pressure-independent Newtonian counterpart.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2010 05:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: piezo-viscous fluid, Poiseuille flow
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
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