Hydrodynamically Coupled Brownian Dynamics simulations for flow of non-Newtonian fluids

Vishal Raju Ahuja

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

This thesis deals with model development for particle-based flow simulations of non-Newtonian fluids such as polymer solutions. A novel computational technique called Hydrodynamically Coupled Brownian Dynamics (HCBD) is presented in this thesis. This technique essentially couples the Brownian motion of the polymers to the flow of the solvent in a way that momentum is locally conserved. Potential applications include polymer flooding operations in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), polymer processing, food processing etc.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Briels, W.J., Supervisor
  • van der Gucht, J., Supervisor, External person
Award date15 Jun 2018
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4562-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2018

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