UE Complex fluids

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Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


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.


Recommended prerequisite

Basis in hydrodynamics

Targeted skills

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