UE Complex fluids

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :

Description

Reminder of hydrodynamics (Cauchy tensor, conservation of matter/ momentum/energy) for a fluid), conservation laws for a Newtonian fluid, Taylor dispersion, standard flows in the Stokes limit, polymers (microscopic model, entropic elasticity, corrections due to excluded volume interactions), polymer fluids, passive and active suspensions, paper reviews.

         

Prerequisites

Basis in hydrodynamics

Targeted skills

Introduction to Newtonian fluids/ complex fluids (shera thinning, shear thikening, non-linerarity, suspensions). Examples and experiments.

Bibliography

Dynamics of polymeric liquids, B. Bird, vol 1 & 2, John Wiley & Sons Ed. 1987

The structure and Rheology of Complex Fluids, Ronald Larson, Oxford Univ. Press, 1999