Numerical solution of oscillatory flow of Maxwell fluid in a rectangular straight duct
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A numerical analysis is presented for the oscillatory flow of Maxwell fluid in a rectangular straight duct subjected to a simple harmonic periodic pressure gradient. The numerical solutions are obtained by a finite difference scheme method. The stability of this finite difference scheme method is discussed. The distributions of the velocity and phase difference are given numerically and graphically. The effects of the Reynolds number, relaxation time, and aspect ratio of the cross section on the oscillatory flow are investigated. The results show that when the relaxation time of the Maxwell model and the Reynolds number increase, the resonance phenomena for the distributions of the velocity and phase difference enhance.
Key wordsMaxwell fluid oscillatory flow finite difference method rectangular duct
Chinese Library ClassificationO351.2
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification76A05 76M20
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