Three-dimensional laminar lid-driven and wall jet flows of various shear-thinning non-Newtonian and Newtonian fluids were numerically investigated. The complete nonlinear incompressible Navier-Stokes equation was solved using a collocated finite-volume based in-house CFD code. From the results, velocity profiles at several locations, jet spread rates, secondary flows and vorticity distributions were used to provide insight into the characteristics of three-dimensional laminar canonical flows of shear-thinning non-Newtonian and Newtonian fluids.

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