Title

Entropic Measures of Mixing Tailored for Various Applications

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-1-2004

Publication Title

AIP Conference Proceedings, 8'th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes

Abstract

Mixing is an important component in most processing operations including but not limited to polymer processing. Generically, mixing refers to the system capability to reduce composition nonuniformity. Since the entropy is the rigorous measure of disorder or system homogeneity, we will explore in this presentation various ways to employ the entropy to characterize the state of mixing in a multi-component system. The various species can be initially present in the system or they can evolve as a result of a dispersive mixing operation involving a cohesive minor component.

Comments

The authors would like to acknowledge National Science Foundation for the financial support (Grant number DMI-0140412) and Ohio Supercomputer Center for the use of computing facilities.

DOI

10.1063/1.1766518

Volume

712

Issue

1