Nanoparticle Coagulation in a Temporal Mixing Layer Mean and Size-selected Images

Sriswetha Modem, Sean C. Garrick

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Direct numerical simulation of nanoparticle coagulation in a two -dimensional mixing layer is performed. A sectional model is used to discretize the particulate field resulting in a set of coupled non-linear partial differential equations each representing the concentration of particles of a particular size. The advantage of this approach is that it provides a robust mathematical framework for considering the particulate field as a function of space, time, and size with no a priori assumptions. The spatio-temporal evolution of the particulate field is visualized via the mean particle diameter and also in a size-specific manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-302
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Visualization
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant ACI-9982274. Computing resources were provided by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute and Digital Technology Center.


  • Coagulation
  • Direct numerical simulation
  • General dynamic equation
  • Mixing layer
  • Nanoparticles
  • Sectional method
  • Synthesis


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