A method for the computation of turbulent polymeric liquids including hydrodynamic interactions and chain entanglements

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An asymptotically exact method for the direct computation of turbulent polymeric liquids that includes (a) fully resolved, creeping microflow fields due to hydrodynamic interactions between chains, (b) exact account of (subfilter) residual stresses, (c) polymer Brownian motion, and (d) direct calculation of chain entanglements, is formulated. Although developed in the context of polymeric fluids, the method is equally applicable to turbulent colloidal dispersions and aerosols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-635
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number6
Early online date20 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2017


  • polymeric liquids
  • microflow
  • hydrodynamic interaction
  • Brownian motion

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