Linear instability in a miscible core-annular flow of a Newtonian and a Bingham fluid

Sahu, Kirti Chandra (2018) Linear instability in a miscible core-annular flow of a Newtonian and a Bingham fluid. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. ISSN 0377-0257 (In Press)

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Abstract

The linear instability characteristics of a core-annular pipe flow of a Newtonian fluid and a Bingham fluid separated by a mixed region is investigated. The main objective of this study is to investigate the effect of the yield stress of the annular fluid on the stability behaviour. The present linear stability analysis reveals that the corkscrew mode is the most dangerous mode for the parameters considered. The Bingham number seems to destabilise the flow via modifying the velocity profile. The mechanism of instability is found to be inviscid in nature. An energy budget analysis shows that the energy due to the gradient of viscosity perturbation in the radial direction, and the transfer of energy from the basic flow to the perturbation via the “Reynolds stress” term are responsible for the instability observed. The positive contributions of these terms towards instability increases with increasing the yield stress. The critical Reynolds number also decreases with increasing the Bingham number for the corkscrew mode, which indicates the destabilising influence of the yield stress.

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Sahu, Kirti Chandrahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-7357-1141
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 10:45
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 10:45
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4586
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnnfm.2018.10.011
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