The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 49–59 | Cite as

Convective diffusion in parallel flow fields

  • Gale Young


Laminar motion of two viscous incompressible fluids through each other is treated for two cases: flow along the axis of a circular cylinder, and flow between parallel flat plates. Motion of either fluid entails that of the other. Regarding one fluid as a solvent, the other as a solute, and supposing the system to have ends impermeable to the former, it is found that the solvent streams with the solute down the center of the system, to return in the opposite direction out nearer the walls. Thus diffusion of a dissolved substance through a region in which the solvent is confined produces continual streaming in the latter.


Biophysics Volume Convective Diffusion Viscous Incompressible Fluid Mathematical Biophysics Solvent Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gale Young
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  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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