| || The Stability of Non Newtonian Fluid Between the Two Rotating Porous Cylinders (Wide Gap Case)
Author : Reddy, P.G.;Reddy, Y.B.;Reddy, A.G.S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:28(3) ; 1978 ; pp 145-152
Subject : 532.542 Fluid Dynamics
Keywords : Injection Destabilizers;Radial Velocity;Vortex Cell
Abstract : This paper is primarily concerned with the stability of the non Newtonian fluid between two porous cylinders in the case of wide gap. The problem is discussed for Mhu>0,Mhu=0 and Mhu,0. The results show that the Taylor number depends on the gap size in the case of non Newtonian fluids and the presence of suction stabilizes the flow whereas the injection destabilizes the flow. Its is found the stability of the fluid decreases when the gap increases. The non Newtonian fluid is less stable when compared to the Newtonian fluid in the case of wide gap. It is also found in the case of wide gap(for non Newtonian fluid and the cylinders are counter rotating equally) the application of injection at the outer cylinder disturbs the radial velocity will not effect any appreciable change or disturbance in the vortex cell pattern at the onset of instability.