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On the Laminar Two-Dimensional Free Jet of an Incompressible Pseudoplastic Fluid

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C. Atkinson

Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London, England

J. Appl. Mech 39(4), 1162-1164 (Dec 01, 1972) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422860 History: Received August 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

A closed-form solution is obtained to boundary-layer equations given by Lemieux and Unny [1] for the free outflow of a non-Newtonian pseudoplastic fluid from a two-dimensional orifice into a mass of the same fluid. Results deduced from this solution are compared with numerical results given in [1]. The analytical solution given here contradicts some of these numerical results when the flow behavior index of the fluid is less than or equal to a half.

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