Advances in Decision Sciences

Advances in Decision Sciences / 2000 / Article

Open Access

Volume 4 |Article ID 978315 | 13 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/S1173912600000080

Numerical simulation of the oscillations of non-newtonian viscous fluids with a free surface

Abstract

Non-Newtonian fluids are increasingly being transported by a variety of vehicles. It has been observed that vehicles containing such fluids demonstrate behaviour which could be explained only by non-linearity characteristics of such fluids. In this paper small oscillations of non-Newtonian fluids in tanks are considered. A numerical method suitable for both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids is suggested. Examples of numerical simulations with emphasis on Bingham fluids are given to demonstrate effects of non-linear properties.

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