TY - JOUR
T1 - Binary fluids under steady shear in three dimensions
AU - Stratford, K.
AU - Desplat, J.-C.
AU - Stansell, P.
AU - Cates, M. E.
PY - 2007/9
Y1 - 2007/9
N2 - We simulate by the lattice Boltzmann method the steady shearing of a binary fluid mixture with full hydrodynamics in three dimensions. Contrary to some theoretical scenarios, a dynamical steady state is attained with finite correlation lengths in all three spatial directions. Using large simulations, we obtain at moderately high Reynolds numbers apparent scaling exponents comparable to those found by us previously in two dimensions (2D). However, in 3D there may be a crossover to different behavior at low Reynolds number: accessing this regime requires even larger computational resources than used here.
AB - We simulate by the lattice Boltzmann method the steady shearing of a binary fluid mixture with full hydrodynamics in three dimensions. Contrary to some theoretical scenarios, a dynamical steady state is attained with finite correlation lengths in all three spatial directions. Using large simulations, we obtain at moderately high Reynolds numbers apparent scaling exponents comparable to those found by us previously in two dimensions (2D). However, in 3D there may be a crossover to different behavior at low Reynolds number: accessing this regime requires even larger computational resources than used here.
U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevE.76.030501
DO - 10.1103/PhysRevE.76.030501
M3 - Article
VL - 76
SP - -
JO - Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
JF - Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
SN - 1539-3755
IS - 3
M1 - 030501
ER -