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Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

N. Mirzaeian, and K. Alba. Particle-laden exchange flows in a vertical duct. Submitted to J. Fluid Mech, (2017).

A. Hasnain, E. Segura and K. Alba. Buoyant displacement flow of immiscible fluids in inclined pipes. J. Fluid Mech. 824, (2017), 661-687. [PDF]

G. Sivakumar, K. Alba and G.C. Phillips. Biorhizome: A biosynthetic platform for colchicine biomanufacturing. Front. Plant Sci. 8, (2017), 1137(1)-(9). [PDF]

B. Eslami, S. Shariatnia, H. Ghasemi and K. Alba. Non-isothermal buoyancy-driven exchange flows in inclined pipes. Phys. Fluids 29, (2017), 062108-17. [PDF]

A. Hasnain and K. Alba. Buoyant displacement flow of immiscible fluids in inclined ducts: A theoretical approach. Phys. Fluids 29, (2017), 052102-11. [PDF]

M. Zare, A. Roustaei, K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Invasion of fluids into a gelled fluid column: yield stress effects. J. non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 238, (2016), 212-223. [PDF]

G.V.L. Moises, M.F. Naccache, K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Isodense displacement flow of viscoplastic fluids along a pipe. J. non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 236, (2016), 91-103. [PDF]

K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Dynamics of the removal of viscoplastic fluids from inclined pipes. J. non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 229, (2016), 43-58. [PDF]

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Miscible heavy-light displacement flows in an inclined two-dimensional channel: A numerical approach. Phys. Fluids 26, (2014), 122104-22. [PDF]

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi, and I.A. Frigaard. A weighted residual method for two-layer non-Newtonian channel flows: steady-state results and their stability. J. Fluid Mech. 731, (2013), 509-544. [PDF]

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi, J.R. de Bruyn and I.A. Frigaard. Incomplete fluid-fluid displacement of yield-stress fluids. Part 2: Highly inclined pipes. J. non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 201, (2013), 80-93. [PDF]

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi, and I.A. Frigaard. Miscible density-unstable displacement flows in inclined tube. Phys. Fluids 25, (2013), 067101-21 (featured in 2013 top 15 Physics of Fluids’ Research Highlights). [PDF]

M. Moyers-Gonzalez, K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. A semi-analytical closure approximation for pipe flows of two Herschel-Bulkley fluids with a stratified interface. J. Non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 193, (2013), 49-67. [PDF]

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi, and I.A. Frigaard. Miscible density-stable displacement flows in inclined tube. Phys. Fluids 24, (2012), 123102-11. [PDF]

S.M. Taghavi, K. Alba, T. Seon, K. Wielage-Burchard, D.M. Martinez and I.A. Frigaard. Miscible displacement flows in near-horizontal ducts at low Atwood number. J. Fluid Mech. 696, (2012), 175-214. [PDF]

S.M. Taghavi, K. Alba, M. Moyers-Gonzalez and I.A. Frigaard. Incomplete fluid-fluid displacement of yield stress fluids in near-horizontal pipes: experiments and theory. J. non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 167-168, (2012), 59-74 (highlighted among 15 papers published in “Virtual special issue: Yield-stress fluid flows”, J. non-Newton. Fluid Mech. 2014). [PDF]

S.M. Taghavi, K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Buoyant miscible displacement flows at moderate viscosity ratios and low Atwood numbers in near-horizontal ducts. Chem. Eng. Sci. 69, (2012), 404-418. [PDF]

K. Alba, P. Laure and R.E. Khayat. Transient two-layer thin-film flow inside a channel. Phys. Rev. E 84, (2011), 026320-14. [PDF]

K. Alba, R.E. Khayat and R.S. Pandher. Steady two-layer gravity-driven thin-film flow. Phys. Rev. E 77, (2008), 056304-16. [PDF]

Refereed Conference Papers

M. Zare, Q.L. Roberts, M. Ward, K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Rheological effects on fluid invasion into cemented annuli. 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Firenze, Italy, May 22-27, 2016

I.A. Frigaard, A. Roustaie, A. Etrati, J. Jeon, M. Zare, S.M. Taghavi and K. Alba. Removing drilling mud in cementing operations: a family of challenging displacement flows. 9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Firenze, Italy, May 22-27, 2016

S. Yoon, K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Three-dimensional numerical analysis for stratified iso-viscous miscible displacement pipe flows. 23rd Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada (CFDSC), Waterloo, Canada, June 7-10, 2015

A. Shevelly, N. Podduturi, A. Eslami, S.M. Taghavi and K. Alba. High density difference buoyant displacement flows in an inclined 2D channel. 23rd Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada (CFDSC), Waterloo, Canada, June 7-10, 2015

S.M. Taghavi, K. Alba and F. Larachi. Displacement flows in a plane channel with an oscillatory wall. 23rd Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada (CFDSC), Waterloo, Canada, June 7-10, 2015

A. Eslami, A. Shevelly, N. Podduturi, K. Alba, I.A. Frigaard and S.M. Taghavi. Buoyant displacement flows of viscoplastic fluids in horizontal channels. 23rd Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada (CFDSC), Waterloo, Canada, June 7-10, 2015

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Trailing front behavior in heavy-light displacement flows in an inclined 2D channel. 23rd Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada (CFDSC), Waterloo, Canada, June 7-10, 2015

K. Alba and S.M. Taghavi. Two-layer ow of immiscible non-Newtonian fluids: linear stability analysis. 25th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), London, Canada, May 31-June 4, 2015

S.M. Taghavi and K. Alba. Displacement flows in slightly converging channels. 25th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), London, Canada, May 31-June 4, 2015

A. Eslami, K. Alba, I.A. Frigaard and S.M. Taghavi. Numerical simulation of displacement flow of viscoplastic fluids. 25th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), London, Canada, May 31-June 4, 2015

A. Etrati, E. Stuart, K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Miscible density-stable displacement flows in an inclined channel. 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada, June 1-4, 2014

K. Alba, A. Etrati, S.M. Taghavi, J.R. de Bruyn and I.A. Frigaard. Removal of viscoplastic fluids from inclined pipes. Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME) International Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 1-4, 2014

A. Etrati, S. Dong, K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Measurement and visualization techniques for displacement flows. Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME) International Congress, Toronto, Canada, June 1-4, 2014

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Density-stable displacement flow of miscible fluids in inclined tube. 24th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), Saskatoon, Canada, June 2-6, 2013

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Displacement of yield stress fluids in inclined pipes: Experiments and Simulations. 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS), Vienna, Austria, September 10-14, 2012

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. A Weighted Residual Method for 2-Layer Flows with Yield Stress Fluids. 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS), Vienna, Austria, September 10-14, 2012

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi and I.A. Frigaard. Displacement of yield stress fluids in inclined pipes: Experiments. Annual Transactions of The Nordic Rheology Society, Oslo, Norway, June 13-15, 2012

S.M. Taghavi, K. Alba and I.A. Frigaard. Weakly inertial buoyant displacement flows in nearly horizontal channels. Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), Vancouver, Canada, June 5-9, 2011

K. Alba, P. Laure and R.E. Khayat. Transient two-layer channel flow. Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), Vancouver, Canada, June 5-9, 2011

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi, S. Gharib, T. Seon, D.M. Martinez and I.A. Frigaard. Displacement flow of shear thinning fluids in tube: The effect of density and viscosity ratio. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, November 12-18, 2010

K. Alba, S.M. Taghavi, S. Gharib, T. Seon, D.M. Martinez and I.A. Frigaard. Miscible two-fluid displacement flows in a near-horizontal pipe. Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME) Forum, Victoria, Canada, June 7-9, 2010

K. Alba, R.E. Khayat and R. Pandher. Two-layer thin-film flow down a vertical plate. Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers (CSME) Forum, Ottawa, Canada, June 5-8, 2008