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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2007 Vol.8 No.7 P.1021-1025


Research on 3D fiber orientation distribution in arbitrary planar flows

Author(s):  ZHOU Kun, LIN Jian-zhong

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power Transmission and Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   jeteaime@zju.edu.cn, mecjzlin@public.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Fiber suspension flow, Jeffery orbit, Fiber orientation distribution

ZHOU Kun, LIN Jian-zhong. Research on 3D fiber orientation distribution in arbitrary planar flows[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2007, 8(7): 1021-1025.

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A non-stretchable fiber rotation in planar flows has been solved. The fiber will rotate periodically or run to the asymptotical direction decided by a discriminant defined in the paper involving the fiber aspect ratio and the flow characteristics. Subsequently the fiber orientation distribution is derived directly without the bother of solving the Fokker-Planck equation. The research clearly indicates the overall configuration of a fiber rotation movement in planar flows.

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