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Numerical solution of the PTT constitutive equation for unsteady three-dimensional free surface flows

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Tome, M. F. [1] ; Paulo, G. S. [1] ; Pinho, F. T. [2] ; Alves, M. A. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Matemat Aplicada & Estatist, Inst Ciencias Matemat & Comp, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Porto, Fac Engn, Dept Engn Mecan, CEFT, P-4200465 Oporto - Portugal
[3] Univ Porto, Fac Engn, Dept Engn Quim, CEFT, P-4200465 Oporto - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics; v. 165, n. 5-6, p. 247-262, MAR 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 15

This work deals with the development of a numerical technique for simulating three-dimensional viscoelastic free surface flows using the PTT (Phan-Thien-Tanner) nonlinear constitutive equation. In particular, we are interested in flows possessing moving free surfaces. The equations describing the numerical technique are solved by the finite difference method on a staggered grid. The fluid is modelled by a Marker-and-Cell type method and an accurate representation of the fluid surface is employed. The full free surface stress conditions are considered. The PTT equation is solved by a high order method, which requires the calculation of the extra-stress tensor on the mesh contours. To validate the numerical technique developed in this work flow predictions for fully developed pipe flow are compared with an analytic solution from the literature. Then, results of complex free surface flows using the FIT equation such as the transient extrudate swell problem and a jet flowing onto a rigid plate are presented. An investigation of the effects of the parameters epsilon and xi on the extrudate swell and jet buckling problems is reported. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/16064-9 - Mechanics of non-stationary fluids: applications in aeronautics and rheology
Grantee:José Alberto Cuminato
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants