Adaptive numerical methods for fluid mechanics

IAM-PIMS Distinguished Colloquium
November 25, 2017 12:00 am

Speaker:  Stephane Popinet

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Location:  Robson Square — C680 HSBC Hall

Intended Audience:  Public

The equations of fluid mechanics can be used to describe natural processes over a wide range of scales, from the behaviour of micro-organisms to astrophysics. Each of these processes is in turn often controlled by internal interactions on widely different scales. Numerical methods able to efficiently resolve these interactions are — in combination with theoretical analysis and lab experiments — an essential tool for advancing our understanding. I will give a general overview of the hierarchical numerical methods I have worked on, as implemented within the free software Gerris Flow Solver ( and Basilisk ( and discuss a range of applications including microscale high-energy droplet dynamics, multiphase and complex flows, tsunamis and climate dynamics.

Reception to follow 5-7pm