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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||15 Jun 2018|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2018|