International Journal on Science and Technology (IJSAT)Vol. 2, Issue 3, PP121-126, July-September, 2011
CFD for non-newtonian CMC fluid flow through
concentric annuli with centrebody rotation
Md Mamunur Rashid
Faculty, Bangladesh Institute of Management(www.bim.org.bd)
4, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1207E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The laminar flow of non-Newtonian fluid through concentric annuli with centre body rotation has been studied numerically. The scope of this study islimited to numerical prediction of axial velocity profiles and tangential velocity profiles at steady state condition. A general computer program
T” has been modified for this purpose.
The program was used after sufficient justification. In the present study, confined flow through concentric annuli with centre body rotation isexamined numerically by solving the modified Navier-Stokes Equations.
Annuli, Flux, Hydraulic diameter, iso-viscous, Peclect number
Nomenclature and list of symbols
m Mass flow rate , Kg/sec
Non-dimensional temperature profilesR Half diameter of the pipe or tubeµ Laminar viscosity, N-S/m
Q Volumetric flow rate, m
/sGz Graetz numberPr Prandtl numberU Bulk axial velocity
Fluid density, Kg/m
X Axial distance, m
bulk flow Reynolds number, 2ρU(R
Ri radius of inner wall of annulusR
radius of outer wall of annulusu, v, w axial, radial & tangential velocitiesx, r,
)K non-Newtonian fluid consistencyindexn power
Generally, developing countries, like Bangladesh hasno other alternative but to approach the foreignconsults to solve problems arising due to fluid flow of non-Newtonian nature. A computer package, whichcan run on available personal computers, will be of much help for Bangladesh. In the present study, adetailed computational investigation on the non-Newtonian fluid flow through concentric annuli withcentre body rotation with CMC(carboxymethylcellulose) as a working fluid will becarried out. The geometry and dimensions of the non-Newtonian fluid flow is based on the experimentalstudies Escudier et al. (1995) [1-2]. Pls see the authorwas presented some works in this arena [4-8]. Thespecific objectives of this study are to develop acomputer program for theoretical investigation of combined axial and tangential laminar velocity of concentric annular with centre body rotation, to studythe constant rotational speed with different Reynoldsnumber of concentric annuli with centre body rotationflow and final attempt would be made to establishreliabilities, suitability and assessment of the qualityof this program through comparing the resultsobtained with those available in the literature.
This work is concerned with steady laminar flow inconcentric annuli with center body rotation. Therheological equation used in this work is well-knownpower law, viz.