By Grzegorz Lukaszewicz

ISBN-10: 1461206413

ISBN-13: 9781461206415

ISBN-10: 1461268516

ISBN-13: 9781461268512

Micropolar fluids are fluids with microstructure. They belong to a category of fluids with nonsymmetric pressure tensor that we will name polar fluids, and contain, as a unique case, the well-established Navier-Stokes version of classical fluids that we will name usual fluids. bodily, micropolar fluids may perhaps characterize fluids along with inflexible, randomly orientated (or round) debris suspended in a viscous medium, the place the deformation of fluid debris is overlooked. The version of micropolar fluids brought in [65] via C. A. Eringen is worthy learning as a truly good balanced one. First, it's a well-founded and important generalization of the classical Navier-Stokes version, protecting, either in conception and purposes, many extra phenomena than the classical one. in addition, it truly is stylish and never too complex, in different phrases, guy ageable to either mathematicians who examine its conception and physicists and engineers who follow it. the most goal of this ebook is to offer the idea of micropolar fluids, particularly its mathematical conception, to a variety of readers. The booklet additionally provides purposes of micropolar fluids, one within the concept of lubrication and the opposite within the thought of porous media, in addition to a number of unique ideas of specific difficulties and a numerical technique. We took pains to make the presentation either transparent and uniform.