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Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids
Second Edition
by R.P. Chhabra

Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids provides thorough coverage of the scientific foundations and the latest advances in particle motion in non-Newtonian media.


  • Highlights the formation, breakage, and coalescence of bubbles and drops moving in non-Newtonian fluids as encountered in spraying or in multiphase reactors or in the production of foams and emulsions
  • Explains non-Newtonian effects in boundary layer flows and on the interphase heat/mass transfer from particles immersed in a variety of non-Newtonian fluids
  • Elucidates the effects of confining walls on the sedimentation of particles
  • Details the hydrodynamic behavior of single, spherical or non-spherical, rigid, or fluid particles in visco-plastic and visco-elastic media
  • Clarifies how single- and two-phase flows behave with a non-Newtonian liquid phase in granular and fibrous porous media
  • Covers new topics such as wall effects and falling object rheometry for quality control in a range of manufacturing industries


Non-Newtonian Fluid Behavior

  • Definition of a Newtonian Fluid
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids: Definition, Examples of Different Types, Mathematical Models
  • Dimensional Considerations in the Mechanics of Viscoelastic Fluids
  • Experimental Techniques: Rheometry

Rigid Particles in Time-Independent Fluids Without a Yield Stress

  • Governing Equations for a Sphere
  • Spherical Particles in Newtonian Fluids
  • Spheres in Shear-thinning Fluids
  • Spheres in Shear-thickening Fluids
  • Light Spheres Rising in Pseudoplastic Media
  • Pressure Drop due to a Settling Sphere
  • Non-Spherical Particles

Rigid Particles in Viscoplastic Fluids

  • Static Equilibrium of Particles
  • Flow Field: Shape and size of flow zones
  • Drag Force
  • Role of Values of Yield stress used in correlations
  • Time Effects

Rigid Particles in Viscoelastic Fluids

  • Flow over a sphere
  • Flow over a cylinder
  • Other Studies Involving Interactions Between Non-Newtonian Characteristics, Particle Shape, Flow Field, etc.

Fluid Particles in Non-Newtonian Media

  • Formation of Fluid Particles
  • Shapes of Bubbles and Drops in Free Rise or Fall
  • Terminal Velocity-Volume Behavior in Free Motion
  • Drag Behavior of Single Particles
  • Bubble and Drops Ensembles in Free Motion
  • Coalescence of Bubbles and Drops
  • Breakage of Drops
  • Motion and Deformation of Bubbles and Drops in Confined Flows

Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in Porous Media and Packed Beds

  • Porous Medium Definition, Examples and Characterization
  • Flow of Newtonian Fluids
  • Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Miscellaneous Effects
  • Two Phase Gas/Liquid Flow

Fluidization and Hindered Settling

  • Two-Phase Fluidization
  • Sedimentation or Hindered Settling
  • Three Phase Fluidized Beds

Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer in Boundry Layer Flows

  • Boundary Layer Flows
  • Viscoelastic Effects in Boundary Layers
  • Mass Transfer from Bubbles
  • Mass Transfer from Drops
  • Mass Transfer from Ensembles of Bubbles and Drops
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Fixed Beds
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Fluidized Beds
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Three Phase Fluidized Beds
  • Heat Transfer from Tube Bundles

Wall Effects

  • For Rigid Spheres
  • For Non-Spherical Particles
  • For Drops and Bubbles

Falling Object Rheometry

  • Falling Ball Method
  • Rolling Ball Method
  • Rotating Sphere Viscometer
  • Falling Cylinder Viscometer


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Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids
Second Edition
by R.P. Chhabra

2006 771 pages $268.95 + shipping
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