The Stability of the Flow of an Elastico-Viscous Liquid in a Curved Channel

R. H. Thomas, K. Walters
1963 Proceedings of the Royal Society A  
C onsideration is given to th e sta b ility o f th e flow o f a n idealized elastico-viscous liq u id in a narrow^ curved channel, th e m o tio n being due to a pressure g ra d ie n t actin g a ro u n d th e channel. I t is show n th a t th e m ain effect o f th e elasticity o f th e liq u id is to low er th e value o f th e critical R eynolds n u m b er a t w hich in sta b ility occurs.
doi:10.1098/rspa.1963.0138 fatcat:46dgvwelhzeunlwci5cn4lq3xu