Symmetric factorization of the conformation tensor in viscoelastic fluid models

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Balci, Nusret; Thomases, Becca; Renardy, Michael; Doering, Charles R.;
(2010)
  • Subject: 76A10 | Physics - Fluid Dynamics | Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs | Mathematics - Numerical Analysis
    arxiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics

The positive definite symmetric polymer conformation tensor possesses a unique symmetric square root that satisfies a closed evolution equation in the Oldroyd-B and FENE-P models of viscoelastic fluid flow. When expressed in terms of the velocity field and the symmetric... View more
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