This is the home of the UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group (SIG) on Multiphase Flow and Transport Processes. This SIG concerns all aspects of multiphase flows and related transport phenomena, encompassing methodologies (experimental, theoretical and computational) and scales (from contact lines to large interfacial waves). The SIG brings together experts from academia and industry to strengthen and sustain the internationally-leading UK multiphase research community, spanning disciplines and applications.
Multiphase flows are ubiquitous in industry and in nature. They are inherently multiscale, as the bulk flow is influenced by the interfacial dynamics (such as the gas-liquid interface or a gas-liquid-solid contact line) on scales. orders of magnitude smaller than the core flow. These interactions between scales and accompanying transport phenomena lead to complex behaviours, which are poorly understood and yet critical to engineering design. The scope of the SIG encompasses experimental, numerical and theoretical methodologies to understand multiphase flow problems. The multidisciplinary grouping includes engineers, physicists, chemists and mathematicians across academia and industry. The expertise and breadth of applicability in the SIG will be harnessed via science-specific focus (sub-)groups which would be clarified in our inaugural SIG meeting.
Prashant Valluri (University of Edinburgh)
Panagiota (Giota) Angeli (University College London)
Yeaw Chu Lee (Heriot-Watt University)
Chris MacMinn (University of Oxford)
Outi Tammisola (University of Nottingham)
Alexander Wray (University of Strathclyde)