About computations of Hele-Shaw flow of non-Newtonian fluids

Lou Kondic, P. Fast, M. J. Shelley

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The flow of a fluid confined between two solid plates (Hele-Shaw cell) is of considerable interest in a variety of applications. Further interest in two phase flow in this geometry stems from the close analogy between the dynamics of fluid-fluid interface and the propagation of the solidification front. While the flow of Newtonian fluids is rather well understood, it is much more complicated to compute flows of non-Newtonian fluids. We find that the dense-branching morphology of Newtonian liquids may be replaced by dendritic fingers with stable tips sidebranches, and discuss resulting length scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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