Characterization of turbulent flows of non-Newtonian fluids with magnetic resonance flow imaging
Treesearch research themes:
“The project “Characterization of turbulent flows of non-Newtonian fluids with magnetic resonance flow imaging” will provide critical knowledge necessary to provide accurate models for design, prediction and optimisation of processes in which non-Newtonian (and often multiphase) flows occur. The particular aspect that will be enabled is detailed comparison of flow data from experiments on opaque and particulate media with data from numerical simulations. The detailed comparison will in turn make it possible to calibrate numerical models so that they are correct in flow situations that are relevant for the actual process in question. This work will find its applications in many sectors, some examples are pulp and paper, biomaterial and biofuel processing, waste water treatment and food processing and medicine (blood flow). In these and other applications, transportation and mixing of opaque (non-transparent) mixtures are a key ingredient. Improved flow modelling will enable savings in terms of energy, raw material usage and hardware investments as well as increased product quality.”
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