Lattice Boltzmann simulations of microemulsions and binary immiscible fluids under shear

J.D.R. Harting, G. Giupponi

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    Abstract

    Large scale lattice Boltzmann simulations are utilized to investigate spinodal decomposition and structuring effects in binary immiscible and ternary amphiphilic fluid mixtures under shear. We use a highly scalable parallel Fortran 90 code for the implementation of the simulation method and demonstrate that adding surfactant to a system of immiscible fluid constituents can change the mixture’s properties profoundly: stable bicontinuous microemulsions form which undergo a transition from a sponge to a lamellar phase by applying a constant shear. Under oscillatory shear tubular structures can be observed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '07
    EditorsW.E. Nagel, D. Kröner, M. Resch
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages457-470
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-74738-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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