Numerical Simulations of Thixotropic FluidsP. Dantan, and M. Faye
 Université Paris7 Denis Diderot
 Université Paris11
In this paper, we introduce a kinetic equation coupled with the Navier-Stokes equations in COMSOL Multiphysics in order to simulate internal structural changes of a flowing complex fluid.
Two physical applications are considered, the starting of blood flow in a stenosis and a simulation of a laboratory rheometric set-up.
Results show good agreement with the experiments' well known hysteresis loops.