Stability analysis of flows of liquid crystal polymers exhibiting a banding structure
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A prototype model to describe flows of liquid crystal polymers is analyzed. Under appropriate hypotheses on the constitutive functions, we show existence of steady-state solutions presenting a banding structure parallel to the shear direction, in shear flow geometry. A stability analysis of such solutions is carried out.
KeywordsLiquid Crystal Shear Flow Stress Coefficient Liquid Crystal Polymer Constitutive Function
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