Viscous effects in particulates

J. Carlos Santamarina, Julio R. Valdes, Angelica M. Palomino, Jose Alvarellos

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Particulate materials are inherently multiphase. The solid phase includes the load-carrying granular skeleton and mobile particles. The fluid that fills the pores may be polar or non-polar, Newtonian or Maxwellian, and either singlephase or the mixture of non-miscible fluids. Fluids and viscous drag forces lead to unique phenomena in particulate materials, including the displacementof mobile particles and formation clogging, particle migration in asymmetric AC-electric fields, non unique contact angles, and the relative motion of nonmiscible permeating fluids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium on Physicochemical and Electromechanical Interactions in Porous Media
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)0925-0042


  • Clogging
  • Contact angle
  • Fluid drift
  • Particle drift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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