Resonance-like phenomena in axisymmetric Poiseuille flows of viscoelastic fluids are studied. It is shown that instantaneous flow velocities of the upper convected Maxwell fluid with a spectrum of relaxation times drastically increase at certain frequencies of the oscillating pressure gradient. This effect becomes more pronounced as the tube radius gets smaller. Non-linear constitutive structures are also considered to show that the most effective mean flow rate enhancement for pulsating flows can be reached at the resonance frequencies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Mathematics