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Modeling Free-Surface Flow in Part-Filled Rotating Vessels: Vertical and Horizontal Orientations

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K. S. Sujatha, M. F. Webster

Department of Computer Science, Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, University of Wales, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK

J. Fluids Eng 125(6), 1022-1032 (Jan 12, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1625685 History: Received January 14, 2002; Revised June 06, 2003; Online January 12, 2004
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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Steady-state surface patterns, 20 rotations (in time), simulations, Re=8 (50 rpm): left, αstir=2; right, αstir-outer=1.3,αstir-inner=0.8
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Schematic representation of wetting and peeling: (a) vertical and (b) horizontal (r,θ) orientation
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(a) Field plots: Newtonian and inelastic fluids for one-stirrer case, shear rate and rate of work, Re=8. (b) Radial line plots: Newtonian and inelastic fluids for one-stirrer case, shear rate, and rate of work, different Re.
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(a) Field plots: Newtonian and inelastic fluids for two-stirrer case, shear rate, and rate of work, Re=8. (b) Radial line plots: Newtonian and inelastic fluids for two-stirrer case, shear rate, and rate of work, different Re.
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Steady-state surface positions, Re=8 (50 rpm); simulation versus experiment
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Surface positions with time, Re=16, (100 rpm); simulation versus experiment
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Surface patterns: vessel rotating, increasing speed, three-dimensional mode
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Surface patterns: (a) outer and (b) inner vessel rotation; three-dimensional mode, Re=8 (50 rpm)
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Variation of stress and stretch with time; peeling from stirrer; three-dimensional, Re=8 (50 rpm)
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Steady-state free-surface representations (simulation): eccentric, one stirrer, a-c; two stirrers, d; Re=8 (50 rpm)
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Steady-state free-surface profiles (experiment): one stirrer, three speeds
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Torque-time trace: (a) simulation, (b) experiment; three-dimensional, Re=8 (50 rpm)
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Temporal development, surface deformation patterns, horizontal orientation, Re=8 (50 rpm)
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Meshes: M1, M2, M3; one (E1S) and two-stirrer (E2S) cases
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Meshes: vertical (three-dimensional) and horizontal (two-dimensional) views; flow domain and surface; (a)–(c), (e) 1 stirrer; (d), (f ) 2 stirrers

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