Near-equilibrium Dynamics of Doi Models for Liquid Crystal Polymer Ows: Catastrophic and Regularized Behavior

  • Qi Wangy
  • Published 2007


Doi models for ows of concentrated solutions of homogeneous liquid crystal polymers (LCPs) are analyzed in the quadratic closure approximation. Our purpose is to clarify a remarkable near-equilibrium behavior of these equations which has apparently gone unnoticed; these results are important for any numerical or experimental interpretations of LCP ows based… (More)

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