Effective viscosity of dispersions approached by a statistical continuum method

J. Mellema, M.W.M. Willemse

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    Abstract

    The problem of the determination of the effective viscosity of disperse systems (emulsions, suspensions) is considered. On the basis of the formal solution of the equations governing creeping flow in a statistically homogeneous dispersion, the effective viscosity is expressed in a series expansion in terms of correlation functions. The contribution of the interfacial tension to the effective viscosity is also considered and finally bounds for the effective viscosity are indicated.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)286-312
    JournalPhysica A
    Volume122
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1983

    Keywords

    • IR-69182

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