Opaque Inertial Suspensions

A. Dash

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Suspensions are of interest for curiosity-driven as well as applied research. From a fundamental perspective, inertia of the particles or the system triggers different behaviour in suspension flows. From an experimental perspective, analyzing suspensions is challenging due to their inherent opacity. This dissertation details the author's experience with opaque inertial suspensions. This book touches upon diverse subjects, including influence of non-Brownian suspensions on Taylor-Couette and pipe flows as well as the flow of a non-Newtonian slurry in an industrial-scale pipeline. This thesis also demonstrates the extents to which ultrasound imaging is useful for suspension fluid mechanics.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Poelma, C., Supervisor
  • Breugem, W.P., Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Sept 2022
Print ISBNs978-94-6384-361-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


European Research Council Consolidator Grant 725183


  • Suspensions
  • Inertial instabilities
  • Ultrasound imaging


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