Outi Tammisola: Non-Newtonian effects on single particles and droplets in laminar flows

Migration of particles and deformation and coalescence of droplets can be highly affected by the non-Newtonian properties of the carrier fluid. 
In this talk, we focus on the effects of viscoelasticity and yield stress (plasticity) on particle and droplet dynamics. Results are presented from numerical simulations of Navier-Stokes equations coupled with viscoelastic and elastoviscoplastic constitutive models. We will investigate how to yield stress and elasticity affect the final position of a particle in channel flows, and how complex fluid droplets deform, merge and jump on a superhydrophobic surface.

Hybrid format via Zoom possible on demand (contact timokoch at uio.no)

Published June 15, 2022 11:39 AM - Last modified June 15, 2022 12:02 PM