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Secondary Flows in Straight Non-Circular Tubes: Giesekus Fluid

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Mario F. Letelier, Dennis A. Siginer, Juan Stockle

Universidad of Santiago of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Paper No. IMECE2013-62340, pp. V07AT08A023; 4 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 7A: Fluids Engineering Systems and Technologies
  • San Diego, California, USA, November 15–21, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5631-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Flow of Giesekus fluids in straight, arbitrary but axially-symmetric non-circular tubes is investigated. The cross-sectional shapes are obtained through a one-to-one continuous mapping of the circular base contour. The primary longitudinal and the secondary fields are elucidated up to and including the third order in the Weissenberg number Wi.

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