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Simulations of quasi-static foam flow through a diverging-converging channel

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Numerical simulations of foam flow in narrow channels are described. The fields of velocity, strain, and stress are predicted for the slow flow of a dry two-dimensional foam through a diverging-converging channel. Two different bubble area dispersities are simulated, and the effects of crystallisation in the monodisperse case described.

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Correspondence to Simon Cox.

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This paper is based on an invited lecture presented by the corresponding author at the 16th International Symposium on Applied Rheology (ISAR), held on May 19, 2016, Seoul.

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Cox, S., Davies, I.T. Simulations of quasi-static foam flow through a diverging-converging channel. Korea-Aust. Rheol. J. 28, 181–186 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13367-016-0018-3

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Keywords

  • foams
  • rheology
  • surface evolver