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How are you sure about the experimental results, since experimental investigations have some error. The fact that your numerical results do not exactly fit with the expwrimental results can be due to poor mesh quality or bad boundary condition or use of inappropriate models in the solver. 

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Hi all,
I have read many papers in which use two different formulas for Viscous Dissipation: tau : grad(U) tau : D where D = 0.5* ( grad(U) + transpose(grad(U)) ) Which one is correct? Basically, Is there any difference between Stress Work & Viscous Dissipation? Thanks 

May 28, 2019, 09:29 

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the correct definition is mu*S:S wherein S is the simmetric velocity gradient 

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The stress work in the energy equation is: and this can be expanded to: The dissipation function is only the last part The other term corresponds to a reversible transfer of kinetic/potential energy of the flow following the workenergy theorem (you can think of it as u times the momentum equation). An example of this effect is in a developing pipe flow with uniform velocity inlet, and this is most easily seen in the laminar case. The effect of viscous forces accelerates the flow in the center of the pipe to higher than the inlet (into a parabolic profile). If stress work was purely dissipative, the flow wouldn't accelerate. Only the last term corresponds to the irreversible conversion into thermal energy. Here it is not shown how the last term is irreversible. To do this proof, you have to show that it is positive semidefinite (and maybe invoke some thermodynamic arguments). Physics aside, that leads back to your actual question... Quote:
However, D is computationally efficient because it is a symmetric tensor (less memory and faster to operate on). In numerical codes, it would make sense to use always compute instead of . Tau can be arbitrary without loss of generality so it works for newtonian and nonnewtonian fluids. 

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It seems that is what I want. However, I have 2 other questions: 1. why do some papers use viscous diss = tau : D instead of what you mentioned (tau:gradU)? 2. what is exactly the first term? when is it important ? why didn't usually we see it in fluid mechanics papers? regards, Ali 

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The relation you are referring to is tau = mu(strain)*S. The relation is similar to that of Newtonian fluid but is non linear in the viscosity. The definition of the viscous dissipation (a term you will find in the balance of kinetic energy and, with changed sign, in the balance of internal energy) is straightforward. 

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2. First, you find it in the energy equation. Fluid mechanics papers which only write down the continuity and momentum equations (i.e. the NavierStokes equations) will never show you this dissipation term (since dissipation is energy and not momentum). Second, the first term exactly balances the kinetic energy and potential energy so you can easily do some manipulations on your energy equation and it cancels some other terms. Depending on which form of energy equation you write down (and there are dozens of equally valid forms all in popular usage), you may or may not see the term. 

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That was really helpful. Thanks for participation in this discussion. 

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