Janus, J. Mark

Committee Member

Thompson, David

Committee Member

Lv, Yu

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Nanoluids are colloidal solutions made up of particles of the nanometric scale suspended in a fluid. This type of solution has widespread great interest since the discovery of their particular properties. The Poisson-Nernst Planck system of equations (PNP) is one of the known models for the description of ion transport. This thesis aims to develop a method to solve the PNP equations in space and time for these nanoluids. Additionally, a simulation platform (C++) is developed using an iterative scheme to solve the nonlinear equations resulting from the discretization of the system. After an overview of the literature on the subject, a discussion on the validity of the results obtained through the simulation platform through its comparison with literature and a commercial software package, COMSOL.