Special Issue "Rheology of Advanced Complex Fluids"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: transport phenomena; non-newtonian fluid mechanics; rheology of complex fluids; hemorheology; biomechanics; large scales simulations; rheological modeling
The deformation and flow of polymeric or structured materials, which are also called complex fluids, is essentially controlled by their molecular chemistry and, consequently, their inherent rheological properties, their so-called material functions. Synthetic or biological structured fluids contain more than one phase, such as solid particles dispersed in a liquid, gas particles in foam, or an emulsion of immiscible liquids. On the other hand, polymeric and biopolymeric fluids have macromolecular structures. In the first case, the rheological behavior is dominated by the interactions of the constituents, while in the second one, intramolecular forces and chain entanglements play a crucial role. The continuous effort to predict and control the rheological response of complex fluids has led to a prolonged collaboration between industry, research institutes, and academia. The current Issue aims to host contributions related to measurements through experimental methods, characterization through advanced rheometric protocols, and the constitutive modeling and flow simulation of such fluids.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.Dr. Yannis Dimakopoulos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymer and biopolymer rheology
- synthetic and biological structured fluids
- constitutive modeling
- experimental rheology
- meso- and macro-scopic flow simulations
- transport phenomena of complex fluids
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Viscoplastic Couette flow in the presence of wall slip with non-zero slip yield stress
Authors: Yiolanda Damianou, Pandelitsa Panaseti, Georgios G. Georgiou
2. Title: Advanced constitutive modeling of the thixotropic elasto-visco-plastic behavior of human blood (Part II): Steady-state blood flow in microtubes
Authors: K. Giannokostas, Y. Dimakopoulos, A. Anayiotos, J. Tsamopoulos
3. Title: Investigating the swollen state of Carbopol molecules in non-aqueous solvents through rheological characterization
Authors: Simona Migliozzi, Giovanni Meridiano, Luca Mazzei and Panagiota Angeli
4. Title: Effect of particle specific surface area on the rheology of non-Brownian silica suspensions
Authors: Anastasia Papadopoulou; Jurriaan J. Gillissen; Manish K Tiwari; Stavroula Balabani