Interface-Resolved Simulations of Multiphase Flows of Complex Fluids

Seminar Subject: Interface-Resolved Simulations of Multiphase Flows of Complex Fluids
Event Category: Departments Seminar Program (Webinars)
Speaker Name: Metin Muradoglou
Speakers Affiliation: Koc University
Seminar Room: Seminar Hall
Event Date: Fri, Jun 30 2023, Time: 13:00 - 14:00 (Athens, Greece Time)
Physical presence of the speaker at the seminar room - no webConference link available

Multiphase flows are ubiquitous in a wide range of natural processes and  industrial applications, and they often involve complex fluids exhibiting  viscoelastic/viscoplastic behavior. In this talk, I’ll describe a front-tracking method  developed for interface-resolved simulations of multiphase flows ranging from very low  Reynolds number laminar to high Reynolds number turbulent flows. Special emphasis will  be placed on treatment of multi-physics effects such as soluble surfactant,  viscoelasticity/viscoplasticity of dispersed and continuous fluids, phase change with  chemical reactions and fluid-structure interactions. Sample results will be presented from  various applications including pulmonary flows (airway closure and reopening), fuel  droplet evaporation and burning, laminar and turbulent bubbly flows and drag reduction  by polymer additives.

Speakers Short CV

Dr. Muradoglu is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Koc University. He received  his BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in  1992, and MS and PhD degrees both from Cornell University in 1997 and 2000,  respectively. He also worked as a postdoc at Cornell for about 18 months before joining  the Koc University faculty in 2001. He has had visiting positions at Harvard, Notre Dame  and Princeton Universities, and the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in  Stuttgart. Dr. Muradoglu’s work has been recognized by multiple awards including the  Turkish Academy of Sciences outstanding young scientist award (2009) and the Scientific  and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) encouragement award (2010).