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Title:Second-gradient fluids: A theory for incompressible flows at small length scales
Author(s):Fried, Eliot; Gurtin, Morton E.
Abstract:Using a nonstandard version of the principle of virtual power, we develop a gradient theory for incompressible flows at small length scales. In addition to a generalization of the Navier–Stokes equations involving higher-order spatial derivatives, our theory provides conditions on free and fixed boundaries. The free boundary conditions involve the curvature of the free surface; among the conditions for a fixed boundary are generalized adherence and slip conditions, each of which involves a material length scale. As an application, we reconsider the classical problem of plane Poiseuille flow for generalized adherence and slip conditions.
Issue Date:2005-04
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
Series/Report:TAM Reports 1064, (2005)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/322
ISSN:0073-5264
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-09
Is Version Of:Published as Eliot Fried and Morton E. Gurtin, Tractions, Balances, and Boundary Conditions for Nonsimple Materials with Application to Liquid Flow at Small-Length Scales. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, Vol. 182, No. 3, 2006, pp. 513-554. DOI: 10.1007/s00205-006-0015-7. Copyright 2006 Springer.


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