Special Issue "Waves in Viscoelastic Fluids"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521). This special issue belongs to the section "Non-Newtonian and Complex Fluids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2022) | Viewed by 95

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Robert Handler
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
Interests: turbulence; viscoelastic fluids; drag reduction; direct numerical simulations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Considerable attention has been devoted to technological advances related to miniaturization, with particular attention to micro-scale and milli-scale devices, many of which involve the flow of fluids. Research in this field is driven by a wide variety of important applications, such as those in biotechnology, biosensor development, and the design of micro-electro mechanical systems. The discovery of elastic instabilities in viscoelastic microfluidic flows and related theoretical work have raised interest in the possibility that elastic waves may exist in these fluids. The existence of such waves may be important, not only for theoretical reasons, but may also have implications regarding enhanced transport in microflows. However, experimental evidence for these waves is scant. In this topic, we seek theoretical, experimental, and computational contributions that can elucidate the underlying physics of elastic waves in viscoelastic fluids.

Prof. Dr. Robert Handler
Guest Editor

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  • vortex waves
  • elastic waves
  • microfluidics
  • viscoelasticity
  • instabilities
  • elastic turbulence
  • polymers

Published Papers

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