17th International Workshop on Numerical Methods for Non-Newtonian Flows

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Kristian Ejlebjærg Jensen - Speaker

The main objective of my project is to combine a state of the art numerical method for viscoelastic flow calculation with the topology optimisation method to improve on existing- as well as to discover novel non-Newtonian microfluidic devices.

The International Workshops on Numerical Methods in Non-Newtonian Flows have been held roughly biennially, alternating between North America and Europe since 1979. This letter is an announcement that the next installment in this series of workshops will be held in The BLOIS Castle, France on March 25-28 2012, co-organized by Francisco CHINESTA of Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), Roland KEUNINGS of Université de Louvain (Belgium), Raz KUPFERMAN of Hebrew University (Israël) and Marco DRESSLER of University of Massachusetts (USA). The objective of IWNMNF-2012 is to bring together researchers at the forefront of computational and experimental non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and rheology to discuss challenges, recent progress, future directions and emerging applications.

Finally, we emphasize that the workshop addresses not just numerical methods but also the natural phenomena and engineering processes whose prediction and understanding motivate those methods. Materials of interest have ranged from polymer solutions and melts to liquid crystals to suspensions of carbon nanotubes to micellar surfactant solutions to blood. Phenomena include turbulent drag reduction, flow instabilities and nonlinear dynamics, flows with complex geometries, multiphase flows, shear banding, extensional rheometry and many more. Despite the name of the workshop, presentations of experimental work are essential, as motivation and validation for the newest generations of methods.
28 Mar 2012


Title17th International Workshop on Numerical Methods for Non-Newtonian Flows
Abbreviated titleIWNMNNF17
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