Group Title: 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - ICMF 2010 Proceedings
Title: 13.2.3 - Viscoelastic Drop Deformation in a Micro-Contraction
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Title: 13.2.3 - Viscoelastic Drop Deformation in a Micro-Contraction Micro and Nano-Scale Multiphase Flows
Series Title: 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - ICMF 2010 Proceedings
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: Davidson, M.R.
Harvie, D.J.E.
Publisher: International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF)
Publication Date: June 4, 2010
Subject: VOF
drop deformation
Abstract: A volume-of-fluid numerical method, adapted by Harvie et al. (2008) to simulate the flow of viscoelastic fluids, is used to predict deformation of a viscoelastic droplet carried by an immiscible Newtonian liquid through an axisymmetric microfluidic contraction-expansion. Values of the capillary number and elasticity number are chosen based on corresponding values for a rectangular contraction for which a reentrant cavity at the rear of the drop and subsequent encapsulation behaviour was observed experimentally by Harvie et al. (2008). A reentrant cavity, similar to the observed one, is predicted; however, encapsulation is not achieved. Unexpectedly, a narrow cavity at the centre of the forward face of the drop exiting the contraction is also predicted for low capillary number and high elasticity number. The forward cavity eventually completely penetrates the drop so that it forms a torus.
General Note: The International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF) first was held in Tsukuba, Japan in 1991 and the second ICMF took place in Kyoto, Japan in 1995. During this conference, it was decided to establish an International Governing Board which oversees the major aspects of the conference and makes decisions about future conference locations. Due to the great importance of the field, it was furthermore decided to hold the conference every three years successively in Asia including Australia, Europe including Africa, Russia and the Near East and America. Hence, ICMF 1998 was held in Lyon, France, ICMF 2001 in New Orleans, USA, ICMF 2004 in Yokohama, Japan, and ICMF 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. ICMF-2010 is devoted to all aspects of Multiphase Flow. Researchers from all over the world gathered in order to introduce their recent advances in the field and thereby promote the exchange of new ideas, results and techniques. The conference is a key event in Multiphase Flow and supports the advancement of science in this very important field. The major research topics relevant for the conference are as follows: Bio-Fluid Dynamics; Boiling; Bubbly Flows; Cavitation; Colloidal and Suspension Dynamics; Collision, Agglomeration and Breakup; Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows; Droplet Flows; Environmental and Geophysical Flows; Experimental Methods for Multiphase Flows; Fluidized and Circulating Fluidized Beds; Fluid Structure Interactions; Granular Media; Industrial Applications; Instabilities; Interfacial Flows; Micro and Nano-Scale Multiphase Flows; Microgravity in Two-Phase Flow; Multiphase Flows with Heat and Mass Transfer; Non-Newtonian Multiphase Flows; Particle-Laden Flows; Particle, Bubble and Drop Dynamics; Reactive Multiphase Flows
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Volume ID: VID00321
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