Polymers in linear shear flow: A numerical study

A. Celani, A. Puliafito, K. Turitsyn

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We study the dynamics of a single polymer subject to thermal fluctuations in a linear shear flow. The polymer is modeled as a finitely extendable nonlinear elastic (FENE) dumbbell. Both orientation and elongation dynamics are investigated numerically as a function of the shear strength, by means of a new efficient integration algorithm. The results are in agreement with recent experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-470
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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