A New Coupled Method for Viscoelastic Flow Simulation

Gustavo C. Buscaglia


A new coupled method for finite element viscoelastic flow simulation is presented. Although the method is not free of instabilities, it allows high Weissenberg number flows to be modeled with a simpler mixed element than that of Marchal and Crochet. Numerical results for the planar four-toone contraction are included that illustrate the good performance of our scheme.

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