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Fluids 2016, 1(1), 4; doi:10.3390/fluids1010004

Heat Transfer and Dissipation Effects in the Flow of a Drilling Fluid

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), 626 Cochrans Mill Road, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
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Academic Editors: Goodarz Ahmadi and Bekir S. Yilbas
Received: 29 December 2015 / Revised: 6 March 2016 / Accepted: 17 March 2016 / Published: 18 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rheology and the Thermo-Mechanics of Non-Newtonian Fluids)

Abstract

In this paper we study the effects of dissipation in the Couette flow and heat transfer in a drilling fluid, and explore the effects of concentration and the shear-rate and temperature-dependent viscosity, along with a variable thermal conductivity. A brief discussion on the constitutive relations for the stress tensor, the diffusive particle flux vector, and the heat flux vector is presented. The one-dimensional forms of the governing equations are solved numerically and the results are presented through a parametric study by varying the dimensionless numbers. View Full-Text
Keywords: drilling mud; drilling fluid; non-Newtonian fluids; suspension; rheology; variable viscosity; viscous dissipation drilling mud; drilling fluid; non-Newtonian fluids; suspension; rheology; variable viscosity; viscous dissipation
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Wu, W.-T.; Massoudi, M. Heat Transfer and Dissipation Effects in the Flow of a Drilling Fluid. Fluids 2016, 1, 4.

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