Complex Fluids: The Physics of Emulsions
by M. E. Cates
Publisher: arXiv 2012
Number of pages: 43
These lectures start with the mean field theory for a symmetric binary fluid mixture, addressing interfacial tension, the stress tensor, and the equations of motion (Model H). We then consider the phase separation kinetics of such a mixture: coalescence, Ostwald ripening, its prevention by trapped species, coarsening of bicontinuous states, and the role of shear flow. The third topic addressed is the stabilization of emulsions by using surfactants to reduce or even eliminate the interfacial tension between phases.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Genick Bar–Meir
This book describes the fundamentals of compressible flow phenomena for engineers and others. It can be used as a reference book for people who have some knowledge of the basics of fundamental fluid mechanics, calculus, and physics.
by Jean-Luc Thiffeault - arXiv
Mixing is relevant to many areas of science and engineering, including the pharmaceutical and food industries, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, etc. In all these situations one goal is to improve the degree of homogenisation of a substance.
by Mateusz Dyndal, Laurent Schoeffel - arXiv
There are many deep open questions that come with the theory of fluid mechanics. We discuss some of them that we classify in two categories, the long term behavior of solutions of equations of hydrodynamics and the definition of initial conditions.
by Mahendra K. Verma - arXiv
Fluid and plasma flows exhibit complex random behaviour, called turbulence. This text is a brief introduction to the statistical theory of fluid turbulence, with emphasis on field-theoretic treatment of renormalized viscosity and energy fluxes.