Theory of Micropolar Fluids
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
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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.
- Fluid Mechanics