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J. NonNewtonian Fluid Mech., 69 (1997) 4770
Journalof
NonNewtonian
Fluid
Mechanics
Spherical Couette flow of a viscoelastic fluid Part II: Numerical study for the inner sphere rotation
H.
Yamaguchi *, H.
Matsui
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyoto 61003, Japan
Received 20 March 1996; revised 3 September 1996
Abstract
Numerical analysis of the spherical Couette flow of a viscoelastic fluid during rotation of the inner sphere is performed using a constitutive equation from either the Giesekus model or the OldroydB model. The numerical solutions for the flow field are obtained using the finitedifference method with a decoupling technique. The transient torque characteristics associated with the flow field that results from rotation of the inner sphere are also calculated. Two basic flow behaviors, which are obtained from either the Giesekus model or the OldroydB model, are compared with Newtonian flow behavior. The numerical simulation reveals that the shearthinning effect on the shear viscosity strongly influences the flow characteristics in the equatorial region in the Giesekus model. At a critical Reynolds number, the flow becomes unstable, forming elongated TaylorG6rtler vortices of different sizes. With the OldroydB model it was shown that at a high Deborah number, elastic instability gives rise to a substantial change in the flow mode in the transient process of the flow behavior. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Giesekus model; Numerical study; Spherical Couette flow; TaylorG6rtler vortex
1. Introduction
The flow characteristic of a fluid between two concentric bodies is of interest in fluid engineering and in basic research in fluid dynamics, in which the effects of rotation play an important role. Cylindrical Couette flow, or TaylorCouette flow, which deals with the motion of fluid between two concentric rotating cylinders, is a type of flow configuration that has been investigated in both Newtonian and nonNewtonian fluid dynamics. With Newtonian fluids, when the rotational velocity of the inner cylinder increases and at a critical Reynolds number (or Taylor number), hydrodynamic instability due to centrifugal force causes the flow form a
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cellular structure [1] of vortices in the gap space and various flow modes appear in super critical flows [2,3]. Other works report on the behaviour of nonNewtonian fluid in cylindri cal Couette flow. Lockett et al. [4] showed analytically that the shear thinning characteristic of a non Newtonian fluid has a significant effect on both the critical Taylor number and the critical wave number, reporting that the variation in radial distribution of an effective viscosity is responsible for the occurrence of a minimum value for the critical Taylor num ber with respect to departure from Newtonian rheology. Several authors report an elastic effect on nonNewtonian fluids in cylindrical Couette flow [57]. Shaqfeh et al. [6] con ducted a linear stability analysis using the OldroydB model and demonstrated that a vortex generated near the inner cylinder propagates toward the outer cylinder. They also suggested that the negative second normal stress differences may have a stabilizing effect for very small gap ratios, and further showed that increasing the solvent's relative contribution to the viscosity has a stabilizing influence. Phenomena similar to those associated with cylindrical Couette flow are also present in the flow between two concentric rotating spheres or socalled spherical Couette flow. How ever, with spheres, centrifugal force is a function of latitude, resulting in the existence of different types of flow modes. Numerous works discuss spherical Couette flow both theoret ically and experimentally for Newtonian fluids. Wimmer [8] and Nakabayashi [9] give ample details on various flow phenomena relating to the formation of TaylorG6rtler vortices. Schrauf [10] deals with the instability of Newtonian fluids as it relates to estimating the critical Reynolds number as well as to predicting the flow field. More recently, Mamun and Tuckerman [11] examined asymmetry and Hopf bifurcation in spherical Couette flow of Newtonian fluids, and presented bifurcation diagrams together with torque characteristics. Through our experiments, we have studied unique features of spherical Couette flow of dilute polyacrylamidewater solutions, which we present in Part I [12]. We present flow mode diagrams, discuss the critical conditions necessary for the onset of flow instability, and discuss the effect of varying the gap ratios and the solution properties of the fluids. Based on the results of our flow visualization, we have suggested that the onset of flow instability is strongly dependent on the regions: elastic instability in the polar region and centrifugal instability in the equatorial region. It is thought that the flow instability occur ring in spherical Couette flow has simultaneously two distinct characteristics of cylindrical Couette flow [7]; namely, (i) the modifying effect of low levels of elasticity on the centrifu gal instability that occurs at high Reynolds numbers; and (ii) the effect of high levels of elasticity on the flow at vanishingly small Reynolds numbers. In the present study, a numerical investigation is carried out for spherical Couette flow of a viscoelastic fluid, using constitutive equations from the Giesekus model [13] and the OldroydB model which can be reduced from the Giesekus model. We perform numerical transient simulations using the finite difference method for low to moderate Reynolds num bers with different elastic numbers where the flow mode changes from weak secondary flow to the appearance of Taylor G6rtler vortices. We pay special attention to flow characteris tics, which would be influenced by elastic effects or inertial effects. We provide a qualitative discussion for the results obtained from the experiments [12].
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2. Numerical analysis
2.1. Governingequations
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In the present investigations, flow is assumed to be incompressible, isothermal, the body force. The equations governing the flow are as follows, 
and without 

V.v = 0, 
(1) 

Dr 

P 
Dt 
Vp + 
V.v, 
(2) 
where Eq. (1) is the continuity equation and Eq. (2) is the momentum equation (Cauchy's equation): v the velocity vector, p the density, t the time, p the pressure, and • the stress tensor, which is derived from the constitutive equation shown below. In the present study, the Giesekus model [13] is used as the constitutive equation for dealing with a viscoelastic fluid possessing shearthinning viscous characteristics as well as elastic characteristics. The Giesekus model is well defined for polymer melts or highly concentrated polymer solutions, but it is known [14] that the model can be applied to dilute polymer solutions as well. The differential form of the Giesekus model is thus written in the following constitutive equation,
V 
~1 

~'p ] Zl'r p ~ ~ 
 
(~'p" Tp) 
= 
qp]~, 
(3) 
qp
where 9 is the rateofstrain tensor, qp the polymer viscosity, ~ the mobility factor (which relates to the anisotropic Brownian motion or hydrodynamic drag factor) and v the upper convective derivative [14]. Taking into account the polymer contribution tp and the solvent contribution v~ for the stress tensor and assuming Newtonian characteristics for the solvent fluid, i.e., zs = r/sy~, Eq. (3) can be reduced to the following formula by setting v = v~ + %.
~+21~+aZl(~'~)a22(~'~+P'~)=r/o
r/0
P +
22~ +
,~2 ar z, (~
where
viscosity r/0 = q~ + r/p and a constant,
21
is
the
relaxationtime
constant,
22 the
retardationtime
which can be obtained as
a
=
~
r/,~+ r/p

qp
constant,
r/0 the
zero
shear
(5)
In Eq. (4), 2z is obtained from the relationship 22 = 21(r/J(qs + r/p)). For our examination of a dilute viscoelastic fluid, the constants appearing in the above relations are set at ~ = 0.1 and r/~/r/o= 0.1, which are common values of fitting rheological data from Fig. 2 of Part I [12]. These constants are used in calculations as reference constants. The OldroydB model constitutive equations can be reduced from Eqs. (4) and (5) by setting ~ = 0. In Fig. 1, the rheological characteristics are depicted for the Giesekus model and the reduced OldroydB model with different relaxationtime constants. Fig. l(a) shows the shear viscosity and Fig. l(b) shows the first normal stress difference against, the simple shear rate i.
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In the present numerical simulation, a spherical coordinate system with an inner sphere radius r~ and an outer sphere radius r2 is used (Fig. 2). The flow is assumed to be axisymmetric (0/~3¢  0), where the prevailing flow is described in the meridional plane. Thus, the velocity components (v, Vo, re), in the spherical gap can be expressed in terms of the stream function ¢, = ¢,(r, 0) and the angular velocity function q) = @(r, 0) as follows, in forms which satisfy the continuity Eq. (1):
V~

1
0~,
r2 sin 0 c~0'
Vo

1
r sin 0

~?¢,
&'
v¢

r sin 0"

(6)
Eqs. (2), (4), and (6) are then nondimensionalized as follows,
[1/s]
(b) First normal stress difference
OldroydB 
), 1=0.01 
;l 1=0.1 

), 1=1.0 
' 

Giesekus 
2 1=0.01 
). 1=0.1 

), 1=1.0 
' 
Fig. 1. Rheological characteristics of the OldroydB and Giesekus models.
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Z
/k
>Y
Fig. 2. Spherical coordinate system.
r*
r
v*
Vr
I)0

l)0
Ill* =
~1
~@
~ L,
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00"= 
O0 
~,.= 
L 
t* = t U 
Re=, pUL 
De=21 
U 
M=).2U 

UL' 
% r/oU' 
L' 
r/o 
L' 
L' 
(7) 
where the governing dimensionless parameters Re and De are the Reynolds number (based on the zero shear viscosity) and Deborah number respectively. In the present study, the elastic number E = De/Re is defined, and is measure of the relative importance of elastic to inertial effects. The characteristic values of velocity U and length L are taken to be U= rtco and
L = r2  rl respectively, where co is the angular velocity of the inner sphere rotation. In order to obtain the numerical solutions, the angular velocity function ~* is calculate with the ~b component of Eq. (2), while the q~ component ( of the vorticity vector V × v is calculated with the q~ component of the vortice transport equation, which can be obtained by operating the rotation to Eq. (2). The complete set of equations to be solved is as follows: q~component of the
momentum, q5 component of the
and the Poisson equation for the stream function:
velocity transport equation, the decoupled stress components,
07 +
vr 77
+
r
00

Re

+&r + r ~0
+
0(
&
+
Of + vo 0(
r
00
vr 07
2( r
(vr +
v0 cot 0) +
2op(O~op
~
r3 sin 0
l{D2(+rsinO
=Re
+ 
r
r
~0

cot 0
I
_1(02
r
~rr
~05+~
+
~
02
)
7~£+
_1(02
r
a;T0
+ 
r 2 sin2 0
+
Or2
r
0 r cot 0
)
,
+cot0
0
7+7
r 2 002
r 2
IS)
Too
~0 ~0
'
(8)
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r~  2
(OVo
~r0  \b7
+
2v,2. Or'
10v,.
r
00
Voo=
~j)
r
J'
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~
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~r
2
2
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r
,
1
0 2
r 2 00
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=
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cot0~0 )
r 2
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2
+
vo r cot
0
'
(lo)
The component form of the constitutive equation with the Giesekus model (Eq. (4)) is shown in the Appendix. It should be noted that in Eqs. (8)(10) and in the Appendix, the asterisk indicating dimensionless parameters is dropped for the sake of clarity. The stress components are calculated from the constitutive equation by taking the difference of the Newtonian stress components, and the vorticity transport Eq. (9) is solved using the decoupling technique proposed by Cochrane et al. [15]. By adopting the decoupling technique, the elliptic form of the vorticity transport equation for a linear system is recaptured, and thus Eq. (9) can be solved as in the Newtonian case by the successive over relaxation (SOR) iterative method.
2.2.
Boundary
conditions
Boundary conditions are such that the inner sphere rotates with an angular velocity co while the outer sphere is kept stationary. Noslip conditions are imposed both at the inner sphere surface and the outer sphere surface, and there are axisymmetric conditions at the axis of rotation. Below, the boundary conditions are shown for (a) the axis of rotation, (b) the inner sphere surface and (c) the outer sphere surface where for each boundary (i) the flow field conditions and (ii) the stress field conditions are listed. The stress components are calculated using the constitutive equation (Appendix A) at both surfaces with boundary conditions of (ii).
(a)
(b)
(c)
1/fl
<
r* <
(i) ¢,=0,
(1 + fl)/fl,
q~=0,
0 = O, rc (axis of rotation)
(0,
OU0 
OUqb 
02V0 
02U~b 

(ii) 
vo = 
O, 
v~ =0, 
Or 
= 
O, 
Or 
= 
O, 
Or 2  
O, 
&2  
O. 

r* = 
1/fl, 
0 
<0 < rc (inner sphere surface) 

02¢/ 

(i) 
¢, = 
O, 
• 
 r 2 sin 2 O, 
( = 
0r2, 

~ OVr 
Ou 0 
021.)r 
02!.)0 

(ii) 
Ur 
~ 
O, 
U0 = 
O, 
V~ = re) sin 0, 
= 
0, 
~0 
= O, 
002 
~ 0 
~02 
 
O. 

r* = 
(1 + 
fl)/fl, 
0 < 0 < Tc (outer sphere surface) U¢, 

(i) 
~, = 
0, 
• 
= 
0, 
~" 0r2, 

Ov~ 
O Vo 
02Ur 
02U0 

(ii) 
Vr = 
O, 
VO = 
O, 
V~ = 
O, 
00 
 
O, 
00 
~ O, 
002 
~ O, 
002 
 
O. 
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Eqs. (8)(10) and the constitutive equation (Appendix A) are discretized in order that they can be solved by the finite difference method. In Fig. 3, the mesh configuration used in the finite difference calculations is depicted. It is noted here that Fig. 2 is appropriately scaled for the r direction to provide a clear view of the gap space and that hereafter all results obtained from the calculations are presented for this view of spherical gap. The size of the mesh used in the numerical simulation is 31 x 101 for i (r directional position index) and j (0 direction position index) respectively, and the mesh is equally spaced in each direction. In order to ensure resolution for the numerical solutions, some trial runs were performed using different sizes of meshes. Representative calculations for a Newtonian fluid showed that the results obtained with a 31 x 101 mesh system made an approximately 0.09% difference to the torque coefficient Cm compared with a 51 x 181 mesh system. Since the difference due to mesh size was minimal, a 31 x 101 mesh system was used in all calculations. The finite difference equations for Eqs. (8)(10) are formulated with a finite difference of secondorder accuracy in space, and the time marching procedure (explicit Euler method) is used to solve the transient equations. In each time step, the Poisson equation (10) is solved using the (SOR) technique with a relaxation factor of 1.60. The convergence of the Poisson equation is determined with a maximum relative error of less than 1.0 x 10 4. It is known [811] that in Newtonian fluids, the transition from stable simple Couette flow with a weak secondary flow in the meridional plane to the appearance of TG vortices (TaylorG6rtler vortices) occurs at a critical Reynolds number due to centrifugal instability in the vicinity of the equatorial plane. At the same time, for a given critical Reynolds number,
Fig. 3. Mesh system.
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there exists the possibility that some different flow modes, such as a single pair of TG vortices or two pairs of TG vortices will appear, depending upon the gap ratio It = (r2  rl)/r~ and the acceleration of the inner sphere rotation. Also as the Reynolds number increases, the prevailing flow states for postcritical Reynolds numbers are different [8,9] depending on the flow mode at the critical Reynolds number. In regard to these points, Mamun and Tuckerman [11] reported from their instability analysis that when the inner sphere is started up from rest, then for a gap ratio/~ = 0.1538 and a Reynolds number range 183 < Re < 191, the only possible flow model is two pairs to TG vortices. (There are four different flow modes that could appear as a result of solution bifurcation when the Reynolds number gradually changes within that range, but for a given Reynolds number within the range, the only flow mode possible when started up from a state of rest is two pairs of TG vortices.) Thus in the present study, in accordance with the analytical results obtained by Manum and Tuckerman [11], typical numerical simulations were performed for Reynolds numbers Re = 1, 30, 100 and 185, with the gap ratio/q = 0.1538. The critical Reynolds number was Rec = 125, and below Rec there was no flow transition possible, whereas for Re = 185, the only possible flow mode was two pairs of TG vortices when the inner sphere was started up from rest and the fluids were Newtonian. Direct simulations for nonNewtonian fluids such as PAAwater solutions used in Part I [12] cannot be carried out for high Reynolds numbers since De was very high for the solution used in the experiment. For the PAAwater solutions, only cases with low Reynolds numbers are simulated and presented. In order to make a qualitative examination of flow phenomena and the characteristics of viscoelas tic fluids, the rheological parameters for the Giesekus model are set at ~ = 0.1, V/s= 1 x 10 3 (Pa s) and V/p= 9 x 103 (Pa s). The viscoelastic characteristics of dilute polymer solutions can typically be expressed as shown in Fig. 1. In the present calculations, when the Reynolds number is Re = 1, the Stokes flow approximation is made so that the convective terms in the governing equations are totally ignored. In order to obtain flow characteristics associated with the prevailing flows, the torque coefficient Cm, which is defined as follows, is calculated by integrating the shear stress vr+ on the inner sphere surface:
Cm
=
27r
pr2~o2
f)~
Zr~ sin2 0 dO.
2.4. Results and discussion
(12)
In Fig. 4, calculation results with E = 0 (Newtonian case) are depicted for Reynolds numbers Re = 1, 30, 100 and 185. Fig. 4(a) shows the steady state stream function; Fig. 4(b) shows the time variation for the torque coefficient, and Fig. 4(c) shows the representative velocity profiles Vr, VO and v~ corresponding to the flow states (Fig. 4(a)) at the equator 0 = 90 ° and in the northern hemisphere 0 = 45 °. In Fig. 4(a) (1), no secondary flow is evident in the gap space, because for Re = 1, the Stokes approximation (no inertia effect) is assumed. The resultant calculation shows that the circumfer ential velocity V+ distribution is almost linear (see Fig. 4 (c) (1) and (2)), indicating that the prevailing flow is simple spherical Couette flow. The torque coefficient for time variation reaches asymptotic values (see Fig. 4(b)) which can be calculated from
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(1)Re=l
(Time=0.50sec)
•
0.0000
e+00,
.
0.0000
e+00
(2)Re=30 (Time=l 0.0sec)
•
0.3008 e01,
.
0.3008 e01
),
(3)Re100
(Time=50.0sec)
(4)Re=185
(Time=250.0sec)
•
(a)
0.9953 e01, 
. 
0.9953 e01 
• 
0.2165 e+00, 
. 
0.2165 e+00 
, 
0.1129e+00,. 
0.1129e+00 

• 
0.1762 e+00, 
,, 
0.1762 e+00 
Fig. 4.
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X
6
o
~\~
r
r
(c)
Re=l
Re=
,
100,
Re=30
Re=
185
i
~
1
I
•
Fig. 4. (a) Calculation results for stream function (E = 0, Newtonian). (b) Torque coefficient for time variation (E = 0, Newtonian). (c) Velocity profiles (E = 0, Newtonian).
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Cm
= 2re
(1 +/7) 3 (1 +fl)g 3fl 
1
fo sing 0 dO,
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(13) 
where Eq. (13) is obtained analytically by solving the equation of motion for/q = 0.1538 [12]. However, when Re is increased to 30 or 100, the secondary flow associated with circulation motion appears (see Fig. 4(a) (2) and (3)). The circulation motion becomes stronger when Re is increased as the magnitude of the velocity components Vr and Vo (Fig. 4(c)) increases, while the shape of the secondary flow is uncharged. The velocity profiles reveal that the circulation of the secondary flow in the northern hemisphere is in an anticlockwise direction (see Fig. 4(c)) (1) and Fig. 4(a) (2) and (3)). With increased Re, the nonlinearity of the velocity profile v¢ becomes strong (Fig. 4(c)), followed by the appearance of a strong secondary flow. The resultant steady torque coefficient, which agrees well with the experimental value in Part I [12], decreases, as seen in Fig. 4(b). After the onset of hydrodynamic instability, two pairs of TG vortices are generated in the equatorial region (see Fig. 4(a) (4)) with Re = 185. The transient torque curve increases (when the time is approximately 100 in Fig. 4(b)) and reached the asymptotic value of Cm = 0.0936 after time elapses. The steady state torque coefficient is close to the Cm = 0.095 obtained in the experiment in Part I. In the same fashion, the results of the direct simulation for PAA500 with Re* = 1.17 and Re* = 30 [12], which imply Re = 1 and 10.48 (definition on the basis of the zero shear viscosity in Part II), are presented. Fig. 5 shows the results for E= 0.565. As seen in Fig. 5(a) (1) for Re = 1, no vortices exist and symmetric secondary flow appears in each hemisphere. The secondary flow (Fig. 5(a) (1)) circulates in a clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere, which is completely the reverse of the Newtonian case (Fig. 4(a) (1)). The reversal of the circulation of the secondary flow is also shown by the direction of the flow velocity ve, in Fig. 5(c). However, when the Reynolds number is increases (Fig. 5(a) (2)), the secondary flow circulates in the same direction as in the Newtonian case, and this is also indicated by the velocity profile of vo in Fig. 5(c). In Fig. 5(b) for the transient torque characteristic, the torque coefficients reach the steady state values of Cm = 10.336 and 0.3902 with Re = 1 and Re = 10.48 respectively. By comparison with the measured torque in Part I, the calculated torque coeffi cients are lower than the measured values of Cm = 14.5 and 0.68 with Re* = 1.17 and Re* = 30 respectively. The discrepancy between the calculated value and the measured value is due to the weak nonlinearity of the v+ velocity profile as displayed in Fig. 5(c), whereas the measured
velocity profile (Fig. 7, Part I [12]) shows stronger nonlinearity, as discussed in Part I. It should be remembered that direct simulation for higher Reynolds numbers (Re= 100 ~ 185), with which the generation of TGType vortices is observed in the experiments (Part I), could not be achieved. This is due to the high elastic number (E = 0.565) in the whole region (Re = 1 ~85) for the PAAwater solutions used in the experiments. In the present numerical analysis, convergent
solutions are obtained only for E = 0.02 ~ 0.00556 in the range Re = 100 ~ 185.
present numerical study is continued within the calculation limit of the elastic number (E = 0.020.00556) to gain more qualitative results for viscoelastic fluids. Fig. 6 presents results for nonNewtonian fluids at different Reynolds numbers: Re = 1, 30, 100 and 185, with the elastic number being kept constant at E = 0.0056. As seen in Fig. 6(a) (1), a secondary flow appeared associated with the circulation motion; it is identified from the sign of the stream function (a negative value in the northern hemisphere) and also from the velocity profiles of vo and Vr (note in Fig. 6(c) (1) that the magnitude of vo and Vr is very small). The
However, the
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Re:1[Re*=1.17],
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(2)
Re10.48[Re*=30],
E=0.565[£*=0.197]
(mime=lO.Osec)
Fig. 5.
(1)
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°
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Fig. 5. (a) Calculaton results for stream function using experimentalparameters (PAAS00). (b) Torque coefficient for time variationusingexperimentalparameters(PAA500). (c) Velocity profilesfor experimentalparameters(PAA500).
secondary flow is very weak, but the velocity profiles of vo and vr are similar to those obtained in Fig. 5(c). As in the case, the secondary flow in the northern hemisphere circulated in a clockwise direction, which is completely the reverse of the case with the Newtonian flow (for example, in Fig. 4 for Re  1, the circulation is anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere). This reversal of the secondary flow is also obtained in the previous direct numerical simulation (see Fig. 5(a) (1)). The appearance of the secondary flow for a viscoelastic fluid without the inertia effect is due to the existence of the first normal stress, which appears strongly in the equatorial region because of higher shear rates on the inner sphere surface. The appearance of "Err , which will act on the fluid element in the opposite direction to the centrifugal force is noteworthy. A separate calculation using the OldroydB model for Re = 1 showed a secondary flow similar to that obtained in Fig. 6(a) (1) and 5(a) (1). However, when the Reynolds number increases to Re30 and Re = 100, as shown in Fig. 6(a) (2) and (3), the secondary flow in the northern hemisphere becomes anticlockwise, as is also seen in the velocity profiles of vr and vo (Fig. 6(c)). This is due to the introduction of the inertia term in the governing equations. The inertial effect
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(1)Re=l
(Time=5.00sec)
•
0.1191 e04, •
0.1191 e04
(2)Re=30 (Time=10.0sec)
•
0.2982 e01,
•
0.2982 e01
(3)Re=100 (Time=80.0sec)
(4)Re=185 (Time=250.0sec)
•
(a)
0.1038e+00, 
• 
0.1038e+00 
• 0.2337 e+00, 
• 
0.2337 e+00 
, 0.1693 e+00,. 
0.1693 e+o0 

• 0.1858 e+O0, A 
0.1858 e+O£ 
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. (a) Calculation results for stream function (E = 0.00556). (b) Torque coefficient for time variation (E = 0.00278 and 0.00556). (c) Velocity profiles (E = 0.00556).
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becomes compatible against the elastic effect, and the centrifugal force appears to drive the secondary flow towards the rdirection in the equatorial plane when the rotating speed of the inner sphere is a maximum. With Reynolds numbers Re= 30 and 100, no flow instability appears to change the flow mode of the secondary flow, but in the higher latitude 0 = 45 °, the nonlinearity of the v+ profiles (Fig. 6(c) (1)) tends to become noticeable. (This nonlinear velocity profile of v~ for viscoelastic fluids was also observed in Part I [12] and Ref. [16].) With Re = 100, the secondary flow velocity Vo tends to become larger in the vicinity of the inner sphere, shifting the profile of the secondary flow towards the inner sphere wall (Fig. 6(c) (1)). A large overshoot of the torque coefficient for time variation is obtained as shown in Fig. 6(b), where the overshoot is lost as time elapses and reaches a plateau. The magnitude of the two overshoot decreases when the Reynolds number increases, and the transient torque characteris tics for higher Re show slower response together with a smaller overshoot since the hydrody namic effect due to inertia dominates the flow transition. In Fig. 6(b), the history of the torque coefficients when E 0.00278 is also displayed for the sake of comparison. As seen in Fig. 6(b), for E0.00278, similar transient torque behavior is obtained in which the steady state torque coefficient becomes smaller for a given Reynolds number as the elastic number is reduced from E = 0.00556 to E = 0.00278. This tendency is also supported by the results of the experiments in Part I. It is noted that the equatorial symmetry of the flow breaks down slightly, although the magnitude of the deviation of the velocity, as shown in Fig. 4(c) (2) at 0 = 90 ° for vr and vo, is extremely small compared to re, and in the present calculation with the Giesekus model, no change of flow mode occurs due to symmetry breaking for this range of elastic numbers (as shown in Fig. 6(c) (2), which is not much different from Fig. 4(c) (2)) with Reynolds numbers below 185. For Re = 185, as shown in Fig. 6(a) (4), the flow transition associated with the appearance of two pairs of TG vortices occurs. This transition is caused by centrifugal instability in the vicinity of the equatorial plane since the decrease in the shear viscosity due to the shearthinning effect becomes significant for the higher shear rate region. Thus the apparent local Reynolds number in the region of the equatorial plane increases, causing flow instability. With the onset of the critical flow mode (TG vortices), the velocity profile of v+ becomes highly nonlinear, as shown in Fig. 6(c) (1) and (2), and equatorial symmetry is largely broken at 0  90°. Fig. 6(b) also reveals that for Re = 185 (with E0.00556 and E0.00278), the torque decreases after having overshot, but then tends to increase in the transient process due to the appearance of TG vortices. In supercritical flows as observed in Fig. 6(a) (4), in comparison with the Newtonian case of Fig. 4(a) (4), the neighboring pair of TG vortices at the equatorial plane tend to expand towards the polar region, while the second outer pair is pushed further away, maintaining a shape almost exactly equal to the gap space. The phenomena are due to the effects of shearthinning viscosity in the vicinity of the equatorial plane, where the region of low viscosity (together with higher first normal stress differences) tends to expand toward the polar region as E is increased. With nonNewtonian fluids, the higher torque at the generation of TG vortices (as compared with the Newtonian case), as shown in Fig. 6(b) for Re = 185 is probably due to the expansion of the region of TG vortices causing the velocity profile of ve to be highly nonlinear towards the higher altitude at the inner wall, as indicated in Fig. 6(c). It is speculated that at the polar region the flow state will still be governed by the effect of elasticity, owing to the slow rotational speed near the axis of rotation. In order to examine the interaction of the effect of elasticity in the
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polar region and the effect of shearthinning viscosity in the equatorial region simultaneously, the elastic number must be increased further. However, in the present investigation with the Giesekus and OldroydB models, we could not get numerical solutions for elastic numbers higher than E=0.00556 for Re= 185. The reason for this numerical breakdown [17] is an extremely highly concentrated distribution of stresses appearing for higher elastic numbers, resulting in numerical solutions diverging by whatever small increment in the time step or the small mesh spacing are used. In Fig. 7, as a representative case, flow characteristics (steady state stream function) when the Reynolds number is taken as the infinitesimal value of Re 1 x 10 4 while the Deborah numbers are taken as the large values of De = 1 x 108 and De = 3 x 10~°, are depicted. It is seen that when E is very large, the transient torque becomes infinitely large and the prevailing velocity profile becomes infinitesimal since the Reynolds number is infinitesimal (although the trend for the transient torque characteristics and velocity profiles are similar to those obtained in Fig. 5(b) and (c) with Re = 1). As seen in Fig. 70), the secondary flow appears as it did in the case of Re = 1 in Fig. 5(a) (1) and 6(A) (1). The induced flow obtained in Fig. 7(I) is caused solely by the elastic effects; the effect of inertia is minimal. However, when the Deborah number
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is further increases to De= 3 x 10 l°, leading to E= 3 x 1014(E~ oo), TGtype vortices are generated, as seen in Fig. 7(II). A pair of largely elongated vortices appears in the equatorial plane and the outer pair of vortices is pushed away towards the polar region, causing hydrodynamic instability even in the case of an infinitesimal Reynolds number where the elastic effect dominates over the inertial effect. It is thought that the flow instability is caused by elasticity [5], while the enlarged pair of vortices is probably affected by the strong shearthinning characteristic of the Giesekus model after the onset of hydrodynamic instability (due to the infinite viscous effect with very strong shearthinning character once the meridional velocity component is induced). In order to examine the pure elastic effect, a numerical simulation with the OldroydB model was conducted for Re = 100 in which the flow mode is subcritical (Fig. 4(a) (3)) and there would be no centrifugal instability in the case of Newtonian fluids. It is thought that flow behaviour for a relatively high elastic number with a strong elastic effect (followed by no shearthinning effect) can be investigated using the OldroydB model. In Fig. 8(a), some representative results of the transient calculations using the Giesekus model (I) and the OldroydB model (II) are compared for Re = 100 with E=0.02. As can be seen in Fig. 8(a) (I), TG vortices were generated with the Giesekus model, whereas with the OldroydB model, there were none (see Fig. 8(a) (II)). With Newtonian fluids at Re = 100, flow instability does not occur (Fig. 4(a) (3)). The flow is stable, with the appearance only of a secondary flow. Thus it is thought that the flow instability in the Giesekus model is caused by the strong shearthinning effect in the equatorial region where the shear rate is maximum. The destabilizing of the flow of the PAAwater solutions was also observed in our experiments (Part I), where TG vortices were observed in the equatorial region for low Reynolds numbers. On the other hand, the OldroydB model, which lacks shearthinning character, does not destabilize the flow. Thus for higher Reynolds numbers with relatively small elastic numbers such as are considered in Fig. 8(a), shearthinning plays an important role in flow instability. With separate calculations using the OldroydB model, including the inertia term for Re = 185, there is no flow transition and all flows are similar to those in Fig. 8(a) (II), even for E = 0.00556. Thus, the major cause of flow transition in Fig. 8(a) (1) is the centrifugal instability caused by the shearthinning effect of the fluid, because the shearthinning effect becomes significant in the equatorial region where the flow is destabilized. In Fig. 8(b), the result of calculations using the OldroydB model with a higher elastic number (E = 0.4) is depicted for Re = 100 in order to show the strong elastic effect against the inertial effect. It is noted that no comparison is possible with the Giesekus model with E = 0.4 since no convergence of the numerical solution can be obtained, as described earlier. As seen in Fig. 8(b), at the initial stage after the startup of the inner sphere rotation (Fig. 8(b) (1)), two circulation zones appear in each hemisphere. As time elapses, the circulation zone on the inner sphere tends to expand towards the radial direction with its center of circulation point (the position of the highest magnitude of stream function distribution; the position 0.2471 x 10~ as shown in Fig. 8(b) (2)) shifting toward the equatorial plane, while the circulation zone on the outer sphere is squeezed, its center of circulation zone being shifted toward the polar region. After time elapses, these two circulation zones fuse together in each hemisphere, forming one circulation zone for the secondary flow, with circulation being anticlockwise, as shown in Fig. 8(b) (3), which is in fact an inertial flow modified by a small amount of elasticity, while the secondary flow with the clockwise circulation (Fig. 8(a) (II)) is derived from the elastic effect. Then a single
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pair of vortices appears in the equatorial plane, as shown in Fig. 8(b) (4). The generation of a single pair of vortices cannot be predicted by the stability analysis [11] of Newtonian fluid flow. It is of interest to note that a similar flow configuration was obtained by Olagunju [18] in his numerical study of viscoelastic fluids between a cone and a plate using the OldroydB model. As has been mentioned in Part I [12], he has shown two distinct regions of secondary flow appearing in the gap space, depending on the Deborah number, the Reynolds number, and the
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cone. The numerical results obtained in the present study, particularly in Fig. 8(b) (1) with the flow configuration after a sudden startup, have many features in common with those reported by Olagunju [18], although the flow geometry is different. The results shown in Fig. 8(b) can be further compared phenomenologically with results obtained by Shaqfeh et al. [6], who showed the elastic instability in cylindrical Couette flow. They reported that a vortex which has a standing wave structure is generated on the inner cylinder and propagates toward the radial direction while a new vortex appears on the inner cylinder. These propagation phenomena are relevant to the secondary flow in the transition obtained in the present study of spherical Couette flow. It is thus thought that in spherical Couette flow, the major cause of these phenomena at the initial stage after startup is fluid elasticity. The difference in the propagation direction is due to the geometry of the flow field since the shear rate is dependent upon the latitudinal angle 0 in the spherical geometry. It is speculated further that at later stages of flowmode transitions such as are shown in Fig. 8(b), the centrifugal effect tends to overcome the elastic effect, leading to TGtype vortices appearing on the equatorial plane. The appearance of a single pair of vortices may be due to the residual effect of elasticity on centrifugal instability. The transient torque coefficient follows a quite different path, as shown if Fig. 8(c), where the transient values of Cm obtained from the resultant flow fields in Fig. 8(a) and (b) are compared. It is seen in Fig. 8(c) that the transient torque curve for the OldroydB model with E = 0.4 shows no overshoot character in contrast with the other two cases. This may be because in the early stages after a sudden startup, there exist two pairs of secondary flow (as described below), which yields a stronger hydrodynamic effect over the elastic effect on the transient torque process, creating a smooth torque change with time. On the other hand, when the Giesekus model is compared with the OldroydB model
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for E = 0.02, the purely elastic effect of the OldroydB model shows higher overshoot character than the Giesekus model, indicating that the shearthinning character of viscosity eases the overshoot of torque by suppressing the elastic effect. The result of the calculations shown in Fig. 8 are verified by reducing the time step and using finer meshes, but the results are the same. Therefore it is certain that the phenomena obtained in the calculation are not derived from numerical instability but from the purely rheological effects of the OldroydB model. Further studies are required to understand the flow transitions of viscoelastic fluids. An instability analysis has to be achieved that includes the inertial effect as well as the elastic effect in the spherical Couette flow configuration. However, that is not within our scope in the present study, and we shall be reporting on detailed flowtransition modes with a bifurcation analysis, including predictions of critical parameters, in future publications.
3.
Conclusion
A numerical study is conducted to show the flow behavior of a viscoelastic fluid in spherical Couette flow by using the Giesekus model and the OldroydB model. From the results of the calculation, the following conclusions are drawn. (1) At very low Reynolds numbers such as Re = 1 or below (E~ re), ignoring the inertia effect, the secondary flow for viscoelastic fluids circulated in the opposite direction to that of Newtonian fluids. This phenomenon is commonly observed in both models. (2) For higher Reynolds numbers, by using the Giesekus model, the effect of shearthinning viscosity becomes significant in the equatorial region, where the flow becomes unstable, generating two pairs of TG vortices of different sizes. (3) With a relatively high elastic number, the results of calculations using the OldroydB model revealed that in the initial stages after startup of rotation of the inner sphere, two circulations zones are generated. The inner circulation zone propagates towards the radial direction, lowering its altitude, while the outer circulation zone is squeezed toward the polar region.
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