We numerically study the dynamic behavior under a symmetric shear flow of selected examples of concentrated phase emulsions with multicore morphology confined within a microfluidic channel. A variety of nonequilibrium steady states is reported. Under low shear rates, the emulsion is found to exhibit a solidlike behavior, in which cores display a periodic planetarylike motion with approximately equal angular velocity. At higher shear rates, two steady states emerge, one in which all inner cores align along the flow and become essentially motionless and a further one in which some cores accumulate near the outer interface and produce a dynamical elliptical-shaped ring chain, reminiscent of a treadmillinglike structure, while others occupy the center of the emulsion. A quantitative description in terms of the (i) motion of the cores, (ii) rate of deformation of the emulsion, and (iii) structure of the fluid flow within the channel is also provided.

Tiribocchi, A., Montessori, A., Bonaccorso, F., Lauricella, M., & Succi, S. (2020). Concentrated phase emulsion with multicore morphology under shear: A numerical study. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, 5(11) [10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.113606].

Concentrated phase emulsion with multicore morphology under shear: A numerical study

Montessori A.;
2020

Abstract

We numerically study the dynamic behavior under a symmetric shear flow of selected examples of concentrated phase emulsions with multicore morphology confined within a microfluidic channel. A variety of nonequilibrium steady states is reported. Under low shear rates, the emulsion is found to exhibit a solidlike behavior, in which cores display a periodic planetarylike motion with approximately equal angular velocity. At higher shear rates, two steady states emerge, one in which all inner cores align along the flow and become essentially motionless and a further one in which some cores accumulate near the outer interface and produce a dynamical elliptical-shaped ring chain, reminiscent of a treadmillinglike structure, while others occupy the center of the emulsion. A quantitative description in terms of the (i) motion of the cores, (ii) rate of deformation of the emulsion, and (iii) structure of the fluid flow within the channel is also provided.
Tiribocchi, A., Montessori, A., Bonaccorso, F., Lauricella, M., & Succi, S. (2020). Concentrated phase emulsion with multicore morphology under shear: A numerical study. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, 5(11) [10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.113606].
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