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A note on the stability of elastico-viscous liquids


The stability criterion for an elastico-viscous liquid in Couette flow is compared with that for a non-Newtonian liquid exhibiting the same variation in apparent viscosity. It is shown that the presence of elasticity has a destabilizing effect on the flow.

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Davies, M.H. A note on the stability of elastico-viscous liquids. Appl. sci. Res. 15, 253–260 (1966).

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  • Viscosity
  • Stability Criterion
  • Apparent Viscosity
  • Couette Flow
  • Destabilize Effect