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Title: Finite-element modeling of the flow of chemically reactive polymeric liquids
Authors: Lefebvre, L. ×
Keunings, Roland #
Issue Date: Feb-1995
Publisher: John wiley & sons ltd
Series Title: International journal for numerical methods in fluids vol:20 issue:4 pages:319-334
Abstract: We consider steady state and time-dependent flows of chemically reactive polymeric systems in two-dimensional geometries. A numerical simulation tool is proposed for predicting the evolution of the macroscopic velocity, temperature, stress and species concentration fields in such flows. We formulate a general mathematical model on the basis of the first principles of continuum mechanics, which includes a description of the non-linear coupling between kinematics, heat transfer and chemical kinetics. The resulting set of non-linear partial differential equations is solved numerically by means of appropriate finite element techniques. We have implemented the resulting numerical model in the general-purpose POLYFLOW(R) software developed in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Simulation results for various steady state and time-dependent reactive flows are reported.
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ISSN: 0271-2091
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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