Accession Number:

ADA422300

Title:

Conceptual Models of the Climate 2003 Program of Study: Non-Newtonian Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

287.0

Abstract:

Non-Newtonian fluids occur commonly in our world. These fluids, such as toothpaste, saliva, oils, mud and lava, exhibit a number of behaviors that are different from Newtonian fluids and have a number of additional material properties. In general, these differences arise because the fluid has a microstructure that influences the flow. In section 2 we will present a collection of some of the interesting phenomena arising from flow nonlinearities, the inhibition of stretching, elastic effects and normal stresses. In section 3 we will discuss a variety of devices for measuring material properties, a process known as rheometry.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE