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Analysis of Electroosmotic Flow of Power-law Fluids in a Microchannel(1D)


K. SriNithin1
1IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India


Dimensionless velocity distributions Vx/Vs and normalized with the generalized Smoluchowski velocity for various values of n, while keeping κH = 10.

Electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in a slit channel(1D) is analyzed. The governing equations are the Poisson–Boltzmann equation, the Cauchy momentum equation, Generalized Smoluchowski equation and the continuity equation are used to get shear stress, dynamic viscosity, and velocity distribution. Simulations are performed to examine the effects of κH, flow behavior index, double layer thickness and applied electric field on the shear stress, dynamic viscosity, velocity distribution, and average velocity flow rate of the electro-osmotic flow of power-law fluids.

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