Generalized Reynolds number and viscosity definitions for non-Newtonian fluid flow in ducts of non-uniform cross-section
This work presents and experimental study of the generalization method of the Reynolds number and the viscosity of pseudoplastic fluid flow in ducts of non-uniform cross-section. This method will permit to reduce 1 degree of freedom of hydrodynamical and thermal problems in those ducts. A review of the state of the art has been undertaken and the generalization equation proposed for ducts of uniform cross section has been used as a starting point. The results obtained with this equation have not been found satisfactory and a new one has been proposed.