, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 185-206

Flow of viscoelastic fluids between rotating disks

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Few boundary-value problems in fluid mechanics can match the attention that has been accorded to the flow of fluids, Newtonian and non-Newtonian, between parallel rotating disks rotating about a common axis or about distinct axes. An interesting feature which has been recently observed is the existence of solutions that are not axially symmetric even in the case of flow due to the rotation of disks about a common axis. In this article we review the recent efforts that have been expended in the study of both symmetric and asymmetric solutions in the case of both the classical linearly viscous fluid and viscoelastic fluids.

Communicated by M.Y. Hussaini
The support of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research is gratefully acknowledged.