Complex fluids are often mixtures of two or more components, which examples include emulsions (liquid in liquid), suspension of solid or soft particles in a liquid, foams, etc. They flow differently from simple liquids. One of the examples of the flow, we investigate in our group by means of theoretical and computational methods, is a shear flow, which is a flow between two sliding planes. Watch a couple of computer simulation movies of such flow below.
Example of research
Pinna M., Zvelindovsky A.V., Todd S., Goldbeck-Wood G. “Cubic phases of block copolymers under shear and electric fields by cell dynamics simulation. I. Spherical phase”, J. Chem. Phys. 125 (2006) 154905, 10pp.