Liquid-Vapour Flows 2009

Location: RWTH Main Building 008

Fourth Workshop "Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows"

In 2005 the DFG-CNRS research unit 563 Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows has been established. The aim of this research group is the investigation of liquid-vapour flows, in particular the development of new more efficient and accurate software tools and the improvement of existing tools for simulations. Vapour together with liquid phases occur in many applications like cavitation problems, two phase flow in micro devices, cooling and boiling processes and breakup of liquid jets. Since e.g. turbine blades and ship propellers can be destroyed by cavitation this research is of high industrial interest. An important and necessary issue in this project is the interdisciplinary cooperation between mathematicians and engineers on the one hand and the cooperation between French and German groups on the other hand. The first issue is of vital importance since mathematicians need information about relevant and realistic models, about valid regimes for different models, the access to experimental data, and characteristic behaviour of solutions. Furthermore, engineers will benefit from modern and efficient techniques for acceleration of numerical algorithms (multigrid, adaptivity in space and time), their mathematical justification, rigorous results for model problems, and the construction of exact solutions for benchmarking. The objective of the proposed workshop is to exchange and discuss the results within the German-French research group and to come into contact to other researchers and groups working on related topics.

what: workshop
name: de Heas
attendees: Helmut Abels (MPI Leipzig),
Dieter Bothe (RWTH Aachen),
Christophe Chalons (Paris VII),
Frédéric Coquel (Paris VI),
Charles Elliott (University of Warwick),
Eduard Feireisl (Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic),
Marcus Herrmann (Arizona State University)

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