Semi-analytical solutions for the Poiseuille–Couette flow of a generalised Phan-Thien–Tanner fluid

Ângela M. Ribau, Luís L. Ferrás, Maria L. Morgado, Magda Rebelo, Alexandre M. Afonso

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This work presents new analytical and semi-analytical solutions for the pure Couette and Poiseuille–Couette flows, described by the recently proposed (Ferrás et al., A Generalised Phan-Thien–Tanner Model, JNNFM 2019) viscoelastic model, known as the generalised Phan-Thien–Tanner constitutive equation. This generalised version considers the Mittag–Leffler function instead of the classical linear or exponential functions of the trace of the stress tensor, and provides one or two new fitting constants in order to achieve additional fitting flexibility. The analytical solutions derived in this work allow a better understanding of the model, and therefore contribute to improve the modelling of complex materials, and will provide an interesting challenge to computational rheologists, to benchmarking and to code verification.

Original languageEnglish
Article number129
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2019


  • Couette flow
  • Generalised simplified PTT
  • Mittag–Leffler
  • Phan-Thien–Tanner (PTT) model
  • Poiseuille–Couette flow


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