Dilute Polymer Solutions in Flow: Derivation of Hydrodynamic Equations

Yitzhak Rabin, Shi Qing Wang, Karl F. Freed

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Starting from coupled Langevin equations for the microscopic dynamics of the polymer-solvent system, we derive the equations which govern the large-scale hydrodynamics of flowing dilute polymer solutions. More explicit results are presented for several important applied flow categories which include weak, linear, elongational, planar Couette, and Poiseuille flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2420-2426
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1989
Externally publishedYes


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