Accession Number:

AD0469176

Title:

Theory of Micropolar Fluids

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Equations of motion, constitutive equations and boundary conditions are derived for a class of fluids named micropolar fluids. These fluids respond to micro-rotational motions and spin inertia and therefore can support couple stress and distributed body couples. Thermodynamical restrictions are studied in detail and field equations are obtained for the density, velocity vector and micro-rotation vector. The system is solved for a channel flow exhibiting certain interesting phenomena.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE