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      3-D flow of Herschel-Bulkley fluids 

      Burgos, Gilmer R.; Alexandrou, Andreas N. (ASME, 1998)
      The flow of Herschel-Bulkley fluids through a sudden 3-D square with expansion height ratio of 2:1 is studied numerically by solving the mass and momentum conservation equations along with a continuous constitutive relation. ...
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      Flow instabilities of Herschel-Bulkley fluids 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Menn, P. Le; Georgiou, G.; Entov, V. (2003)
      We investigate numerically the interactions of two-dimensional jets of Bingham plastic and Herschel-Bulkley fluids with a vertical surface at a distance from the die exit. This problem simulates the early stages of filling ...
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      On the early breakdown of semisolid suspensions 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Georgiou, G. (2007)
      Semisolid materials are suspensions of metal alloys which are processed while in a mushy state. In this state, the suspensions behave as viscoplastic materials with time-dependent material properties. During processing, ...
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      On the modeling of semisolid suspensions 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N. (2008)
      Due to the distinct rheology of semisolid slurries the process has well established advantages over competing near-net-shape manufacturing technologies. Despite the obvious advantages of the process its adoption by the ...
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      Predictions of structure breakdown, buildup and shear banding in semisolid suspensions 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Constantinos, N.; Georgiou, G. (2008)
      When SSM material is subjected to a sudden transient the rate of buildup (aging) is negligible compared to the rate of breakdown (shear rejuvenation). While this is generally true, due to prolonged processing or the geometry ...
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      Rheological effects of strusture breakdown in semisolid slurries 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; Florides, G. C.; Georgiou, G. C.; Apelian, D. (Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University Cyprus, P.O.Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus, P.O.Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, MA, United StatesCorrespondence Address: Alexandrou, A.N.Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University Cyprus, P.O.Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus, 2004)
      An essential element for the integration of the semisolid metal (SSM) process in the production of complex commercial components is the availability of accurate mathematical and computational tools that could describe both ...
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      Steady Herschel-Bulkley fluid flow in three-dimensional expansions 

      Alexandrou, Andreas N.; McGilvreay, T. M.; Burgos, G. (2001)
      In this paper we study steady flow of Herschel-Bulkley fluids in a canonical three-dimensional expansion. The fluid behavior was modeled using a regularized continuous constitutive relation, and the flow was obtained ...