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A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics


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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521149273
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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.

    • An introduction to the mathematical ideas of the area suitable for non-mathematicians
    • Enables students and researchers from other disciplines to understand the relevance of mathematical theory
    • Provides a multi-scale view of suspension mechanics
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    'The authors introduce theoretical, mathematical concepts through concrete examples, making the material accessible to non-mathematicians … this is an ideal introduction for students and researchers from other disciplines who are approaching suspension dynamics for the first time.' Sylvie Pic, zbMATH

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    20th May 2015 by MindyHappy

    It is a really nice introduction to the hydrodynamics of colloidal systems.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521149273
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 80 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

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    A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics

    Élisabeth Guazzelli, Jeffrey F. Morris

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    Élisabeth Guazzelli, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Élisabeth Guazzelli is Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche) at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). She did her graduate training in physics at the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay aux Roses and Université Paris-Sud. Her research interests are in the field of particulate multiphase flows, such as granular media, fluidized beds, suspensions, and sedimentation.

    Jeffrey F. Morris, City College, City University of New York
    Jeff Morris is Professor of Chemical Engineering and a member of the Levich Institute at City College, the City University of New York.

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