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Non newtonian liquid

  1. Nov 1, 2009 #1
    How to calculate the shear rate for the flow of a shear thinning liquid in a non circular duct
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  3. Nov 2, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    With the constitutive equation relating viscosity (shear stress) to the shear rate. There are many models of shear thinning fluids; pick one.
  4. Nov 2, 2009 #3
    Sorry Sir, I know for shear thinning fluids you have rheological equations linking share stress to shear rate. For example the power law model : T = k j^n. But when you have a shear thinning fluid flowing in a complex duct, you need a viscosity to calculate the Reynolds number. And to have the viscosity (apparent = T/j = kj^(n-1)) you need to calculat j in the duct ! It was the meening of my question. How to calculate the shear rate j ?
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