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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

A Numerical Study of the Laminar Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids Along a Vertical Wall

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T. M. T. Yang, D. W. Yarbrough

Department of Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tenn.

J. Appl. Mech 40(1), 290-292 (Mar 01, 1973) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422943 History: Received February 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

The momentum integral technique is used to describe the steady-state, laminar, accelerating flow of a power-law liquid film along a vertical wall. Values for film thicknesses and boundary-layer thicknesses are obtained numerically and compared with existing analytical solutions for Newtonian fluids.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
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