Non-Newtonian laminar pulsating heat and fluid flow in plane duct


Heat Transfer, vol.53, no.2, pp.805-825, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/htj.22976
  • Journal Name: Heat Transfer
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.805-825
  • Keywords: heat transfer, plane duct, power-law fluid, pulsating flow
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, laminar pulsating power-law momentum and heat transfer in a uniformly heated plane duct is studied analytically. Assuming that fully developed conditions exist both hydrodynamically and thermally, a perturbation series method is utilized to derive analytical solutions for the momentum and energy balance equations, and the amplitude is prescribed as the perturbation parameter. For varying values of the power-law index ((Formula presented.)), representing pseudoplastic, Newtonian, and dilatant fluids, effects of dimensionless amplitude ((Formula presented.)) and frequency ((Formula presented.)) on periodic and period-averaged friction factor and Nusselt number are obtained. The results obtained for Newtonian fluid are shown to be in good harmony with the corresponding findings in the open literature.