# Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent

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 October 17, 2000, 06:11 Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #1 Irene Fyrippi Guest   Posts: n/a I've been using Fluent during the last 5 months and I get quite good results when dealing with Newtonian fluids.However,when I started testing non-Newtonian fluids(basically power-law fluids)the velocity profiles I was getting were more or less the same as for Newtonian fluids. Has anybody got any suggestions on why this happened? Thanks amine GM likes this.

 October 18, 2000, 03:13 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #2 Rüdiger Schwarze Guest   Posts: n/a I found that the non-newtonian fluids feature of FLUENT works well. Can You give some more details of Your problem?

 October 18, 2000, 09:28 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #3 Irene Fyrippi Guest   Posts: n/a hi. I want to investigate a flow of non-Newtonian fluids in a straight pipe of lengh 8m and diameter of 80mm.By the time i'm changing viscosity to non-Newtonian power law,I get a message on Fluent screen saying:"Error:unbound variable".For power law index of 0.519 and consistency index of 0.0002,the velocity profile at the outlet is more or less the same as for water.Even by refining the mesh and setting a boundary layer at the inlet,I didn't get better results. Any ideas on what's wrong? Thanks for your reply. Kind regards Renata

 October 18, 2000, 09:56 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #4 Rüdiger Schwarze Guest   Posts: n/a What is the mean and the maximum velocity in the problem?

 October 19, 2000, 04:49 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #5 Irene Fyrippi Guest   Posts: n/a I 'm not using mean velocity. However, the axial velocity at the inlet varies from 0(at the wall) to 1(=Umax,at the axis).These are the values after normalising the outflow velocity profile. As for the axial velocity,I also run different problems,starting from Uax=0.00625 m/s up to Uax=3.32 m/s. I hope this info will help you.

 October 23, 2000, 02:52 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #6 Rüdiger Schwarze Guest   Posts: n/a What kind of fluid do You want to investigate? The consistency index of 0.0002 is appropriate to estimate the average viscosity of air, if You want to model water, You should use k=0.001.

 October 25, 2000, 10:28 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #7 Irene Fyrippi Guest   Posts: n/a I will be testing aqueous solutions of the following polymers:xanthan gum,polyacrylamide,carboxymethyl cellulose and possibly laponite. All of the above are shear-thinning non-Newtonian fluids. The values of the power-law parameters n and k were/will be obtained by matching the power law to the Cross model from the rheological data obtained from the lab.

 November 13, 2000, 04:24 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #8 Rüdiger Schwarze Guest   Posts: n/a Hi Irene, have You tried out successfully other power-law parameters?

 November 15, 2000, 09:08 Re: Using non-Newtonian fluids in Fluent #9 Irene Fyrippi Guest   Posts: n/a Hi Yes,different power-law parameters have been used successfully by a friend of mine(on the same problem),but they are very different from what I want to use.So the problem really is why my parameters aren't working.Have you got any suggestions? Thanks Irene

 June 8, 2012, 10:10 non-newtonial fluid in FLUENT #10 New Member   Join Date: Jun 2012 Posts: 13 Rep Power: 7 How can I use non-newtonian fluid(blood) in ANSYS FLUENT 14? Thanks v_karbasi likes this.

 July 22, 2012, 15:53 non newtonian flow of blood #11 New Member   viki kar Join Date: Jul 2012 Posts: 1 Rep Power: 0 hi I have the same question! how is it possible to model non newtonian flow of blood in fluent 6?

 September 28, 2015, 14:28 #12 New Member   Nidhi Join Date: Sep 2015 Posts: 1 Rep Power: 0 Hi, I want to investigate a flow of non-Newtonian fluid past a bluff body for pseudoplastic fluid i.e. n<1. please help me out with appropriate ranges of, Consistency index Min. viscosity & Max. viscosity

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