Title: Influence of viscoelasticity on drop deformation and orientation in shear flow. Part 2: Dynamics
Authors: Verhulst, Kristof
Cardinaels, Ruth
Moldenaers, Paula
Afkhami, Shahriar
Renardy, Yuriko # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Journal of non-newtonian fluid mechanics vol:156 issue:1-2 pages:44-57
Abstract: An experimental study of drop dynamics under shear is conducted for five fluid pairs: a reference Newtonian system, two systems with a viscoelastic drop in a Newtonian matrix, one with a Newtonian drop in a viscoelastic matrix, all at drop to matrix viscosity ratio lambda = 1.5. and a separate case at, = 0.75. The viscoelastic liquids are either a Boger fluid or a shear-thinning viscoelastic fluid satisfying an Ellis model. Deborah numbers in the range 1-2 and a range of capillary numbers from low to above breakup conditions are addressed. The results focus on three aspects: relaxation after cessation of shear, a new viscoelastic drop breakup scenario, and the effect of shear flow history on drop breakup. Numerical simulations with the 3D volume-of-fluid PROST method complement the experimental results. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0377-0257
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology Section
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