From Convex Optimisation to High-Resolution Finite Elements: Simulating Reactive Viscoplastic Fluid Flows

SCAIM Seminar
January 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Speaker:  Timm Treskatis, Mathematics UBC

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Location:  ESB 4133

Intended Audience:  Public

What if we could imitate spider silk glands to produce biodegradable materials with properties similar to rubber or plastic? In our interdisciplinary team of fluid dynamicists, chemical engineers and material scientists, my role as mathematician is to try and answer this question from the numerical perspective. In this context, I am working on a problem of multiphase flow that includes advection, diffusion, chemical reaction, osmosis and viscoplastic behavior.