viscous fluid

viscous fluid

[′vis·kəs ′flü·əd]
(fluid mechanics)
A fluid whose viscosity is sufficiently large to make the viscous forces a significant part of the total force field in the fluid.
References in classic literature ?
She moved as one in the throes of some hideous nightmare--slowly, painfully, as though each limb was hampered by a great weight, or as she were dragging her body through a viscous fluid.
The sealant is applied as a viscous fluid which cures rapidly to create a flexible, elastic seal over the anastomosis site.
Numerous works analysis has showed that the viscous fluid during flow in microcapillary cracks, in specific range of cracks sizes, behaves as non-Newtonian system [2, 3, 9 and others].
This is achieved by using a viscous fluid to fill the space between two concentric spheres of varying temperature, which rotate when a high voltage is applied (to simulate an artificial gravity field).
Berman (1953) was the first reasercher who studied the problem of steady flow in an incompressible viscous fluid through a porous channel with rectangular cross section, when the Reynold number is low and the pertubation solution assuming normal wall velocity to be equal was obtained [1].
The topics include acontinuous medium deformation rate, parallel-plane flows of idealincompressible fluid, the non-stationary flow of viscous fluid intubes, two-phase flow in pipes, the uni-dimensional filtration ofincompressible liquid and gas in a non-uniform reservoir under Darcy'sLaw, and, liquid and gas flow in fractured and fractured-porousmedia.
Vajravelu and Hadjinicolaou [8] have studied the heat transfer characteristics in a viscous fluid over a stretching sheet with viscous dissipation and internal heat generation for both PST and PHF cases.
The study of oscillatory flow of a viscous fluid in cylindrical tubes has received the attention of many researchers as they play a significant role in understanding the important physiological problem, namely the blood flow in arteriosclerotic blood vessel.
Cushions were then categorized into groups based on the materials of construction: viscous fluid (n = 5), air cell (n = 7), elastic/viscoelastic (VE) foam (n = 6), and honeycomb (n = 3).
Some areas addressed are numerical studies in axial and centrifugal turbomachines, the application of boundary layer techniques to turbomachinery, blade aerodynamic parameterization and optimization methods, and governing equations expressed in non-orthogonal curvilinear coordinates for calculating 3D viscous fluid flow in turbomachinery.
It is well known that, whenever a highly viscous fluid with a small thermal conductivity is considered, the effect of viscous dissipation may become relevant.