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An in-line oil-water separator has been designed and is investigated for singleand two-phase flow. Numerical single-phase flow results show an annular reversed flow region. This flow pattern agrees qualitatively with results from measurements. In the two-phase flow simulations two different drag laws have been used to model the interaction between the… (More)

- R. Stepanyan, Jérôme G J L Lebouille, J. J. M. Slot, Remco Tuinier, Martien A. Cohen Stuart
- Physical review letters
- 2012

Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) have great application potential in science and technology. Their functionality strongly depends on their size. We present a theory for the size of NPs formed by precipitation of polymers into a bad solvent in the presence of a stabilizing surfactant. The analytical theory is based upon diffusion-limited coalescence kinetics of… (More)

- M . A . Tchesnokov, J . P . Molenaar, J. J. M. Slot, R. Stepanyan
- The Journal of chemical physics
- 2005

A molecular model is proposed which predicts wall slip by disentanglement of polymer chains adsorbed on a wall from those in the polymer bulk. The dynamics of the near-wall boundary layer is found to be governed by a nonlinear equation of motion, which accounts for such mechanisms on surface chains as convection, retraction, constraint release, and thermal… (More)

In a preceeding report we derived the evolution equation for the bond vector probability distribution function (BVPDF) of tethered molecules. It describes the behavior of polymer molecules attached to a solid wall interacting with an adjacent flowing melt of bulk polymer molecules and includes all the major relaxation mechanisms such as constraint release,… (More)

A general theory of thermoacoustics is derived for arbitrary stack pores. Previous theoretical treatments of porous media are extended by considering arbitrarily shaped pores with the only restriction that the pore cross-sections vary slowly in the longitudinal direction. No boundary-layer approximation is necessary. Furthermore, the model allows… (More)

The objective of the present work is the mathematical modeling of the dynamics of polymer molecules grafted on a solid boundary during polymer melt extrusion. This topic is closely related to the long-standing problem of polymer flow instabilities encountered in industry when extruding melts. In order to describe the behavior of the tethered chains, we… (More)

In the present work an attempt is made to build a rigorous theoretical model for the constraint release mechanism found to play an important role in the dynamics of polymer melts. Our goal is a formalism free of adjustable parameters and ”ad-hoc” assumptions which are inherent to existing theories for constraint release. Our model is capable to describe… (More)

- R. Stepanyan, J. J. M. Slot, J . P . Molenaar, M . A . Tchesnokov
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2005

A framework for a consistent description of the flow-induced correlation effects within a linear polymer chain in a melt is proposed. The formalism shows how correlations between chain segments in the flow can be incorporated into a hierarchy of distribution functions for tangent vectors. The present model allows one to take into account all the major… (More)

In our previous work we studied dynamics of the interfacial layer between flowing polymer melt and a solid wall. We showed that the ensemble-averaged behavior of the polymer molecules grafted on the wall could be successfully described in terms of the so-called bond vector probability distribution function (BVPDF). As was shown, the BVPDF satisfies a… (More)

- M. De Corato, J. J. M. Slot, M. Hütter, Gaetano D'Avino, Pier Luca Maffettone, Martien A. Hulsen
- J. Comput. Physics
- 2016