Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 185–206

Flow of viscoelastic fluids between rotating disks

  • K. R. Rajagopal
Review Paper

DOI: 10.1007/BF00417912

Cite this article as:
Rajagopal, K.R. Theoret. Comput. Fluid Dynamics (1992) 3: 185. doi:10.1007/BF00417912


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Rajagopal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghU.S.A.