Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Committee Member/Second Reader
Most membrane research and development has been done through experimental work, which can be costly and time consuming. An accurate computational model would greatly reduce the need for these experiments. The focus of the research presented in this paper is to create an accurate computational model for membrane formation using thermally induced phase separation (TIPS). A phase field model is employed to create this model including the Cahn Hilliard Equation and Flory Huggins Theory. This model produced computational results that correspond well with theoretical and experimental results. The model was then adapted to correspond to the PVDF/DPC polymer-solvent system by incorporating kinetics and thermodynamic considerations specific to the system.
porous, membrane, TIPS, model, phase field, computational
Green, A., & Green, A. (2018). Phase Field Model of Thermally Induced Phase Separation (TIPS) for the Formation of Porous Polymer Membranes. Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/meeguht/74