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Stochastic Interactions Of Rough Particles In Viscous Shear Flow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF150181

Volume

89

Pages

8

Page Range

207 - 214

Published

2015

Size

370 kb

Author(s)

M. Darbeheshti, J. Stokan, U. Dam, M. S. Ingber

Abstract

Particle interactions in highly-viscous nonlinear and linear shear flows play an important role in a variety of applications, including composite materials processing, microfluidics, chromatography, and particle resuspension, to name a few. Binary interactions between particles can provide information used in rheological models for suspension flows such as migration rates and self-diffusivity. In past numerical studies, particle roughness has been treated, for the most part, as a constant, static quantity. In the current study, roughness is treated as a stochastic parameter. Hence, quantities such as dispersion, net particle migration, and self-diffusivity also become stochastic parameters. Numerical simulations are performed using a semi-analytic solution for the motion of two particles in an unbounded flow field to determine the effects of random particle roughness.

Keywords

particle interactions, particle migration, particle dispersion, self-diffusivity, suspension flows