Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 04/16/2013
Tuesday, 04/16/2013
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Andrea Prosperetti
The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mechanical Engineering

"Flows with Suspended Particles"

ABSTRACT


Particulate flows are very commonly encountered in science and technology, but their theoretical description is far from well developed. After a brief description of the most widespread approaches for the (more-or-less) direct numerical simulation of fluid-particle interactions, the talk will describe the basis of the Physalis approach to the problem. Some considerations on the numerical implementation of the method on GPU-based computers will be offered, followed by a description of some applications to particles in turbulence, spinning particles and flows in porous media.

BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • PhD in Engineering Science, Caltech, 1974
  • PhD in Engineering Science, Caltech, 1974
  • Miller Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1985 to present
  • Berkhoff Porfessor of Applied Physics (part time), University of Twente, The Netherlands 1999 to present

RECENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Particulate flows, Rayleigh-Benard instability, microfluidics



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