Mixing and structure development in 3D chaotic mixing flows

P.D. Anderson, O.S. Galaktionov, G.W.M. Peters, H.E.H. Meijer

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Abstract

This paper addresses mixing, interfacial area generation and structure developement in Kenics static mixers. A statistical description of the microstructure development is obtained using the extended mapping method. This method is adopted to the special flow conditions in spatially periodic flows, of which a static mixer is an example. The efficiency of the interface generation for different mixer layouts is compared and additional attention is given to the distribution of the interfacial area across the mixer. It is shown that the extended mapping method enables us to find the blade configuration that optimizes the mixing performance, in accordance to the standard mapping method, but now including much more details concerning the microstl1lcture development in this chaotic flow.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication60th Annual technical conference - Society of Plastics Engineers, San Francisco, United States May 5-9, 2002
Place of PublicationS.l.
Publishers.n.
Pages1421-1425
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event60th Annual technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers (ANTEC 2002) - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 5 May 20029 May 2002
Conference number: 60

Conference

Conference60th Annual technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers (ANTEC 2002)
Abbreviated titleANTEC 2002
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period5/05/029/05/02

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