Electrostructured Fluid Flow Quantification

  • W. A. Bullough
  • D. J. Ellam
  • R. J. Atkin
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 429)


This chapter first deals with how ESF devices can be sized in a simple but effective way. A more accurate approach is then reviewed in which an ideal ESF (viscoplastic) model is used to gain direct and semi-iterative (CF) method) solutions of the governing equations of motion. A dimensional analysis approach in which an algorithm is used to account for non-ideal behaviour is then explained. The final section explains how the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique works and the unique advantages it offers.


Shear Rate Computational Fluid Dynamic Couette Flow Plastic Viscosity Annular Valve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Bullough
    • 1
  • D. J. Ellam
    • 1
  • R. J. Atkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering Smart Machines, Materials and Related Technologies UnitThe University of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

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