Polymers in Fluid Flows
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AbstractThe interaction of flexible polymers with fluid flows leads to a number of intriguing phenomena observed in laboratory experiments, namely drag reduction, elastic turbulence, and heat transport modification in natural convection, and is one of the most challenging subjects in soft matter physics. In this review, we examine our present knowledge on the subject. Our present knowledge is mostly based on direct numerical simulations performed in the last twenty years, which have successfully explained, at least qualitatively, most of the experimental results. Our goal is to disentangle as much as possible the basic mechanisms acting in the system in order to capture the basic features underlying different theoretical approaches and explanations.
All Author(s) ListBenzi R, Ching ESC
Journal nameAnnual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
Volume Number9
Pages163 - 181
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordspolymer-flow interaction,drag reduction,elastic turbulence,heat transport modification
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPhysics, Condensed Matter;Physics

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