Transport Phenomena in Complex Fluids

  • Teodor Burghelea
  • Volfango Bertola

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 598)

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About this book


This book provides a thorough overview of transport phenomena in complex fluids, based on the latest research results and the newest methods for their analytical prediction and numerical simulation. The respective chapters cover several topics, including: a description of the structural features of the most common complex fluids (polymer and surfactant solutions, colloidal suspensions); an introduction to the most common non-Newtonian constitutive models and their relationship with the fluid microstructure; a detailed overview of the experimental methods used to characterise the thermophysical properties, bulk rheology, and surface properties of complex fluids; a comprehensive introduction to heat, mass, and momentum transport, and to hydrodynamic instabilities in complex fluids; and an introduction to state-of-the-art numerical methods used to simulate complex fluid flows, with a focus on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and the Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) techniques. Subsequent chapters provide in-depth descriptions of phenomena such as thermal convection, elastic turbulence, mixing of complex fluids, thermophoresis, sedimentation, and non-Newtonian drops and sprays. The book addresses research scientists and professionals, engineers, R&D managers and graduate students in the fields of engineering, chemistry, biology, medicine, and the applied and fundamental sciences. 


rheology complex fluids elastic turbulence viscoplastic materials non Newtonian fluids hydrodynamic instabilities

Editors and affiliations

  • Teodor Burghelea
    • 1
  • Volfango Bertola
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Thermique et Energie de NantesUniversity of NantesNantesFrance
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35557-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35558-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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