Numerical Investigation of the Performance of Kenics Static Mixers for the Agitation of Shear Thinning Fluids

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A. Mahammedi; H. Ameur; A. Ariss;
  • Publisher: Isfahan University of Technology
  • Journal: Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics (issn: 1735-3572)
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  • Subject: Mechanical engineering and machinery | TJ1-1570 | Static mixer; Kenics mixer; Non-newtonian fluids; Twist angle; Blade length.
    arxiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics

The laminar flow of non-Newtonian fluids through a Kenics static mixer is investigated by using the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tool. The working fluids have a shear thinning behavior modeled by the Ostwald De Waele law. We focus on the effect of Reynolds number,... View more
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