Flow of fluids between rotating surface is encountered in many industrial, manufacturing, mixing and biological processes. These fluids are complex, exhibit various rheological characteristics, and thus follow highly nonlinear models. In this paper, we have used fourth grade fluid model to represent fluids involved in such processes. The steady flow between two coaxial rotating disks is modeled. The resulting highly nonlinear equations are solved using perturbation approach. The velocity field in three-dimensional cylindrical coordinate system is reported. The results are then simulated to present a visual understanding of the flow.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics