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A method for the computation of turbulent polymeric liquids including hydrodynamic interactions and chain entanglements

Kivotides, Demosthenes (2017) A method for the computation of turbulent polymeric liquids including hydrodynamic interactions and chain entanglements. Physics Letters A, 381 (6). pp. 629-635. ISSN 0375-9601

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    Abstract

    An asymptotically exact method for the direct computation of turbulent polymeric liquids that includes (a) fully resolved, creeping microflow fields due to hydrodynamic interactions between chains, (b) exact account of (subfilter) residual stresses, (c) polymer Brownian motion, and (d) direct calculation of chain entanglements, is formulated. Although developed in the context of polymeric fluids, the method is equally applicable to turbulent colloidal dispersions and aerosols.