This year sadly witnessed two pioneering fluid dynamicists passing away, Prof Geoff Hewitt and Prof Jason Reese. Both Geoff and Jason made significant contributions towards mathematical modelling of multiphase flows. And both were immensely supportive of his PhD students, aspiring academics and researchers across the board.
So, in their honour, our Special Interest Group is organising the Hewitt-Reese Spring School for Modelling Multiphase Flows on May 14-15, in Strathclyde (Mathematics), Glasgow.
The Spring School is for PhD students, post-docs, academics, industry personnel and or anyone with interest in fluid dynamics – to come together and look at the wide variety of modelling methods that may help reveal the underlying phenomena.
You may be:
a modeller trying to understand your modelling methods – we will cover a wide spectrum of multiphase modelling methods at all scales (Macro/ Meso/ Atomistic – and coupling methods in between!),
an experimentalist wishing to learn modelling methods that could help you understand the underlying phenomena,
interested in numerical methods, handling/ post-processing big data etc, or
just curious about flows in your area of work.
1.5 day Spring School covering a range of modelling methods for multiphase flows, including theoretical/ analytical, numerical and stability methods
Meet Jason’s and Geoff’s families. We will begin with tributes and also talks about their technical contributions.
FREE: 40 places for 1 night B&B and dinner. 5 left. SO HURRY UP! (Note: Early Career Researchers Only i.e. PhD students, Postdocs, New Academics, Travel is not covered).
Venue: Strathclyde University , Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date: 14-15 May, 2019
Venue: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Room LT908, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XN
Day 1, 14 May 2019
Coffee, Tea, Registration
Tribute to Prof. Geoff Hewitt – Dr. Martin Watson, Industry
Tributes and Talks
Oil and Gas Industry Multiphase Simulator Requirements During Design – Dr. Martin Watson, Industry
Tribute to Prof Jason Reese – Dr. Matthew Borg, Edinburgh
Multiscale Flow Engineering – Dr. Matthew Borg, Edinburgh
An experimental study of spray-induced turbulence for multiphase flows in modern engines to improve turbulence/spray modelling – Dr. Brian Peterson, Edinburgh
Connecting to experiments
A kinetic theory approach to fluid flows with phase change – Dr. Livio Gibelli, Edinburgh
An Introduction to DDFT – Rory Mills-Williams, PhD Student, Edinburgh
Molecular Modelling of Nanofluidics – Dr. Rohit Pillai, Edinburgh
Lattice-Boltzmann method for multi-phase problems – Dr. Timm Krueger, Edinburgh
Droplet spreading with strong thermocapillary effects – Prof. Stephen Wilson, Strathclyde.
Depth-averaged modelling of confined bubbles – Dr. Alice Thompson, Manchester
Environmental sediment transport – Dr. David Pritchard, Strathclyde
The role of surfactants on the interfacial stability of multilayer channel flows – Dr. Anna Kaligorou, Nottingham
Modelling thick, multi-layer flows – Dr. Alex Wray, Strathclyde
Close (Dr Alex Wray will take you to your accommodation)
Dinner at Rab Ha’s, 83 Hutcheson Street, Merchant City, GLASGOW G1 1SH
Day 2, 15 May 2019
Stability theory and DNS approach for multiphase flows – Dr. Prash Valluri, Edinburgh
Parallelisation and visualisation of multiphase flow problems for DNS – Dr. David Scott, Edinburgh
How to make a splash: understanding water collection efficiency on aircraft surfaces – Dr. Radu Cimpeanu, Oxford
Immersed Boundary Methods for Solid-Fluid systems – Erich Essmann, Edinburgh
Short-cut practical model for continuum flows in a porous matrix – Luke Fulford, Edinburgh
Open Discussion + Knowledge Exchange + Discuss your flow problem
Coffee + Close
Organisers: Timm Krueger, Alex Wray (Strathclyde) and Myself
A world-leading international Workshop on the latest advances in the computational modelling of the interfacial dynamics of capillary two-phase flow phenomena using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Lattice Boltzmann (LB) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) methods. In addition, experimental two-phase flow visualization techniques will presented. The Workshop is now at its 4th edition, following the first two editions in 2016 and 2017 that took place at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the 2018 edition at Kobe University, Japan.
The international team of lecturers is as follows:
Prof. A. Tomiyama, S. Hosokawa and Prof. K. Hayashi (Kobe University),
Prof. J.R. Thome (University of Edinburgh),
Prof. G. Anjos and Prof. N. Mangiavacchi (State University of Rio de Janeiro),
Prof. P. Theodorakis (Polish Academy of Sciences) and
The Workshop will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the exact location will be communicated soon. The end of the Workshop coincides with the beginning of the 10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2019), which will take place in Rio de Janeiro on May 19th-24th, 2019. Further information about ICMF 2019 are available in the Event listed below in this page.
Workshop registration and inscription fee
The Workshop does not have any registration fee in order to promote the participation of students/researchers. When registering, participants will be invited to submit a brief personal overview of their research and interests in two-phase flow. As this is an advanced course, it is expected that participants already have a working knowledge of numerical fluid mechanics.
The registration deadline is April 1st, 2019. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. A maximum number of 40 participants will be accepted.
The applicants will receive an email with the notification of their acceptance shortly after their registration.
The Workshop online application form can be found at the following link
Workshop on turbulence at ICTS in Bangalore, January 2018
The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) in Bangalore will host an exciting workshop on turbulence in January 2018 organised by Rama Govindarajan and Shravan Hanasoge. Talks will cover the spectrum from homogeneous isotropic turbulence to situations where shear breaks isotropy to turbulent convection and quantum turbulence. The workshop will be held around the Infosys-ICTS Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Lecture Series, to be delivered by Prof. Katepalli Sreenivasan (NYU).
The application deadline is 15 October 2017 (link below). Applications from early career researchers are particularly encouraged.
The first official meeting of the SIG was on 4 May 2017 in Edinburgh.
The first meeting of the SIG featured an introduction to the SIG, followed by a discussion of ideas and goals, the formation of focus groups, and presentations on research challenges in multiphase flows from academia and industry.
Venue: Assembly Room (Upper Atrium), Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
10.30 “Multiphase Flows and Transport Phenomena – Perspectives and Ideas for the SIG”, Prashant Valluri (Edinburgh University), Giota Angeli (UCL)
10:45 “Impact Ideas – Multiphase SIG”, YC Lee (Heriot Watt) and Chris MacMinn (Oxford)
11.00 “Focus Groups – An open discussion on formation of focus groups within the SIG”, Outi Tammisola (Nottingham) and Alex Wray (Strathclyde)
11.30 “Formation of Focus Groups” – 6 Focus Groups
13.15 “Focus Groups – mini talks/discussion”,
13:45 “MEMPHIS, the largest research programme on multiphase flows – and Future” – by Omar Matar (Imperial College)
14:15 “Drops and Interfacial Flows with Phase Change – Multiscale Research Challenges”, by Glen McHale (Northumbria)
14.35 “Complex Drops and Inks: Industry Perspective – Merck ”, Dan Walker (Merck)
15.15 “Dispersed multiphase flows – Current challenges”, by John Shrimpton (Southampton University)
15.35 “Dust particle dispersions: Industry perspective and challenges – Dyson”, by Stefan Koch (Dyson)