Steady viscoelastic diffusion

J. S. Vrentas, C. M. Vrentas

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A viscoelastic constitutive equation is derived for the diffusion flux of an infinitely dilute solute diffusing in a polymeric fluid under steady flow conditions. It is shown that the mass transfer rate of gas into an ideal polymer jet increases with increasing elasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3256-3263
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jun 28 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics


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