A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics by Élisabeth GuazzelliA Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics by Élisabeth Guazzelli

A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics

byÉlisabeth Guazzelli, Jeffrey F. MorrisIllustratorSylvie Pic

Paperback | January 23, 2012

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Understanding the behaviour of particles suspended in a fluid has many important applications across a range of fields, including engineering and geophysics. Comprising two main parts, this book begins with the well-developed theory of particles in viscous fluids, i.e. microhydrodynamics, particularly for single- and pair-body dynamics. Part II considers many-body dynamics, covering shear flows and sedimentation, bulk flow properties and collective phenomena. An interlude between the two parts provides the basic statistical techniques needed to employ the results of the first (microscopic) in the second (macroscopic). The authors introduce theoretical, mathematical concepts through concrete examples, making the material accessible to non-mathematicians. They also include some of the many open questions in the field to encourage further study. Consequently, this is an ideal introduction for students and researchers from other disciplines who are approaching suspension dynamics for the first time.
Title:A Physical Introduction to Suspension DynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:January 23, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521149274

ISBN - 13:9780521149273


Table of Contents

Preface; Prologue; Part I. Microhydrodynamics: 1. Basic concepts in viscous flow; 2. One sphere in Stokes flow; 3. Sophisticated techniques; 4. Particle pair interactions; Interlude: from the microscopic to the macroscopic; 5. Statistical and stochastic concepts; Part II. Toward a Description of Macroscopic Phenomena in Suspensions: 6. Sedimentation; 7. Shear flow; 8. Beyond Stokes flow: finite inertia; Epilogue; References; Index.