A framework for description of mechanical mixing of fluids
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1981 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 565–577, July 1981
How to Cite
Ottino, J. M., Ranz, W. E. and Macosko, C. W. (1981), A framework for description of mechanical mixing of fluids. AIChE J., 27: 565–577. doi: 10.1002/aic.690270406
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 AUG 1980
- Manuscript Revised: 30 JUL 1980
- Manuscript Received: 14 NOV 1979
Mechanical mixing of fluids interpreted as deformation of contact interfaces between materials or originally designated material surfaces, can be described by continuum mechanical arguments. The idea is developed at two levels.
Part I: Exact kinematical description of mixing of fluids with negligible interfacial tension.
Part II: Description of mixing of fluids with negligible interfacial tension in terms of intermaterial area density.
The approach provides a unified mathematical description of the mechanical mixing of fluids.