Project

Analytical and numerical study of fingering effects in micro channels

Duration
01 December 2008 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
fingering effects partial differential equations micro channels analytical and numerical methods
 
Project description

Chemo-hydrodynamic instabilities are triggered by auto-catalytic chemical reactions. The appearing instability results in the interface being deformed and fingers being formed. We analyze the interactions when the processes appear in micro-channels this flow mimicks the flow through capilaries in porous media. The non-Newton character of the polymeric fluids will be included.