Numerical simulations of transient interfacial phenomena in miscible fluids

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Using a numerical approach we modeled a miscible polymer/monomer system with a sharp transition zone. We considered three cases: one with a variable transition zone width, one with a temperature gradient along the transition zone, and one with a gradient in the degree of polymerization. Using the Navier-Stokes equations with an additional term arising from nonlocal interactions in the fluid we demonstrated that measurable fluid flow will result in the absence of buoyancy driven convection for all three cases due to compositional gradients. © 2003 by John A. Pojman.

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41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit

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