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The velocity V f V f of the fronts of light and heavy fluids in a tilted tube, interpenetrating many diameters, is studied as a function of the fluid viscosity μ μ , Atwood number At⪡1 At ⪡ 1 and tilt angle θ θ from vertical. Three flow regimes are observed: starting from vertical, V f V...
The effect of plug propagation speed and gravity on the quasisteady motion of a liquid plug in a two-dimensional liquid-lined channel oriented at an angle α α with respect to gravity is studied. The problem is motivated by the transport of liquid plugs instilled into pulmonary airways in...
We develop a theoretical model of surface-tension-driven, three-dimensional instabilities of liquid-lined elastic tubes—a model for pulmonary airway closure. The model is based on large-displacement shell theory, coupled to the equations of lubrication theory, modified to ensure the exact...
An analysis is presented of the axisymmetric axial and radial flow and deformation fields throughout the endothelial-cell glycocalyx surface layer in the wake region behind a leukocyte moving steadily through a capillary. The glycocalyx, modeled as a thin poroelastic surface layer lining the...
The presence of small amounts of polymer in Newtonian solvents can have a significant impact on the flow behavior of these fluids in extension-dominated flows. This study investigates the effect of elasticity on the on-demand drop formation through the use of low viscosity elastic liquids. A...
We have characterized the two-dimensional spatial dependence of the hydrodynamic interactions between two adhesively rolling leukocytes in a live venule in the mouse cremaster muscle. Two rolling leukocytes were observed to slow each other down when rolling together in close proximity due to...
Kinetic equations modeling the behavior of the velocity probability density function (PDF) in homogeneous anisotropic decaying turbulence are hypothesized and their implications for return-to-isotropy are investigated. Anisotropic turbulent decay is a parametrically simple but theoretically...
Large-scale simulations of non-Brownian rigid fibers sedimenting under gravity at zero Reynolds number have been performed using a fast algorithm. The mathematical formulation follows the previous simulations by Butler and Shaqfeh “ Dynamic simulations of the inhomogeneous sedimentation of...
A two-dimensional numerical investigation of the flow-induced vibration of a circular cylinder held free to oscillate transverse to the free-stream direction has been performed. The simulations were performed over a Reynolds number range Re = 30,200 Re = 30 , 200 and for an infinite reduced...
The dynamo effect is demonstrated numerically in precession driven flow in a spherical container. Both laminar as well as unstable flows act as dynamos. At low Ekman numbers in unstable flows, the dynamo mechanism relies predominantly on the components of the flow excited by instabilities. All...
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