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Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol.242, 23-47, 2017
Pressure-driven flows of Quemada fluids in a channel lined with a poroelastic layer: A linear stability analysis
Laminar flow of a thixotropic fluid obeying the Quemada model is numerically investigated in a channel lined with a poroelastic layer saturated with a Newtonian fluid. Having assumed that the solid matrix in the poroelastic layer obeys the linear elastic model, basic flow/deformation were obtained in the main channel and also in the poroelastic layer using the biphasic mixture theory. The basic state was then subjected to infinitesimally-small, normal-mode perturbations and their vulnerability to poroelastic instability was studied based on the linear, temporal stability analysis. The eigenvalue problem so obtained was then solved numerically using the spectral collocation method. The main objective of the work was to investigate the role played by the pororelastic layer's parameters (i.e., porosity, flexibility, permeability, density, and thickness) on the stability picture. The roles played by the rheological behavior of the core fluid and the fluid flowing through the poroelastic layer were also investigated. Numerical results were obtained at low-permeability limit, typical of physiological systems, demonstrating that the effect of the layer's properties can be stabilizing or destabilizing depending on the rheological properties of the two fluids involved in the problem. In general, thixotropy was found to have a stabilizing effect on the core flow. The same was found to be true as to the effect of a fluid's shear-thinning. The analysis also served to show that the effect of a fluid's yield stress might also be stabilizing. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.