IMA Conference on Fluid Problems in Process Engineering

Date: Monday 06 September 2010
Location: University of Leeds

Fluid flows are important in a wide range of engineering applications. Many industrially motivated flow problems lead to fascinating fundamental fluid mechanics studies, as well as providing profound challenges that drive the development of more powerful mathematical and simulation techniques. Understanding and predicting fluid behaviour is becoming increasingly important, especially for applications where experimentation is too difficult, expensive or hazardous.

This conference seeks to bring together academics and practitioners to explore the fundamental science, progress and challenges in mathematical modelling and simulation technology inspired by fluid problems in process engineering.

Organising Committee

  • Mark Wilson, University of Leeds (Chair)
  • Martin Braithwaite, Imperial College London
  • John Brindley, University of Leeds
  • Stephen Decent, University of Birmingham
  • Michael Fairweather, University of Leeds
  • Andy McIntosh, University of Leeds
  • Gary Sharpe, University of Leeds

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Kai Sundmacher, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Professor Donald Schwendeman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA


Monday, 6th September

11.00 – 12.00 Registration
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
Dining Room
13.00 – 13.10 Welcome and Opening
Junior Common Room
13.10 – 15.10 SESSION 1: Fuel cells and fuel systems
Multiphysics Simulation of a Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Stack
Matthias Pfafferodt, Peter Heidebrecht & Kai Sundmacher
Otto-von-Guericke University; Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of
Complex Technical Systems
13.55 Asymptotic model of the triple phase boundary in a fuel cell
Jamie Sandells, Jamal Uddin & Stephen Decent
University of Birmingham
14.20 Fluid flow in microfluidic hydrogen fuel cells
Christopher Gurney, Stephen Decent, Mark Simmons & Bruno Pollet
University of Birmingham
15.45 Condensation and runoff problems in aircraft fuel tanks
Alice Thompson & Joseph Lam
University of Nottingham
15.10 – 15.40 Tea/Coffee
15.40 – 17.20 SESSION 2: Multiphase Flow 1
15.40 Simulation of Nucleate Boiling Flow Using a Multiphase Mixture
Modelling Approach
Mehmet Shala
Ricardo UK Limited
16.05 DEM-CFD coupled simulation of granular filtration: Mechanistic
modelling of colloidal deposition in porous media
Florian Chaumeil & Martin Crapper
University of Edinburgh
16.30 Impact of Air Distributor on Solid Flow Structure and Bubble Behaviour in
A Fluidized Bed
Xianfeng Fan, Zhufang Yang & David J. Parker
Universities of Edinburgh; University of Nottingham;
University of Birmingham
16.55 Frictional Stress Modeling for Biomass Thermo-Chemical Conversion
Anjani Kumar Didwania
University of California, San Diego
18.30 Posters and Evening Buffet

  Tuesday, 7th September

9.00 – 10.40 SESSION 3: Fluid Transport
9.00 Acoustic Streaming behavior Excited by Surface Acoustic Wave
M. Alghane, B.X. Chen, Y.Q. Fu, Y. Li & A.J. Walton
Heriot-Watt University; University of Edinburgh
9.25 Electroosmotic flow of two immiscible fluids in a corrugated
Jamal Uddin
University of Birmingham
9.50 Numerical Analysis on the Effects of Wastewater Source Point
Displacement in Pollution Distribution in a Closed Estuary
Mohammad-Amin Panahkhahi & Saeed-Reza Sabbagh-Yazdi
Islamic Azad University; Toosi University of Technology
10.15 Mathematical Modelling of the Delivery of a Drug to the Colon
A. Timmis, D.J. Smith, R.H. Bridson, M.J.H. Simmons & S.P. Decent
University of Birmingham
10.40 – 11.10 Tea/Coffee
11.10 – 12.50 SESSION 4: Multiphase Flow II
11.10 A Model of Asphaltene Deposition in a Pipe Flow
Dmitry Eskin, J. Ratulowski, K. Akbarzadeh & S. Pan
Schlumberger DBR Technology Center
11.35 Particle re-suspension in a turbulent square duct flow
M. Fairweather & J. Yao
University of Leeds
12.00 Interaction of laser pulse with oxygen and hydrogen mixture containing
metal particles
Konstantin Volkov
Kingston University
12.25 Understand Solids Flow Pattern in a Conical High Shear Mixer Based on
Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena
Xianfeng Fan, Zhufang Yang & David J. Parker
Universities of Edinburgh; University of Nottingham;
University of Birmingham
12.50-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 SESSION 5:  Explosives, Combustion and Reactive Flow 
Mathematical Models and Adaptive Numerical Methods for
Heterogeneous Explosives
Donald Schwendeman
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
14.45 Hotspot ignition in a fluid in the presence of a competitive endothermic
reaction – Lewis number instabilities analysed using an Evans Function
A.C. Mcintosh, J. Brindley, J. Sharples & H. Sidhu
University of Leeds
15.10 Enhance the Heat Transfer in Quenching Furnace Chamber through
improving the Combustion Process in the Radiation Tubes
Elmabrouk Mohamed Elmabrouk & Yajwe Wu
University of Sheffield
15.35 Numerical Study of the partial oxidation of a coal particle row in steam
and dry air atmospheres
M.A. Kestel & P.A. Nikrityuk
Tu Bergakademie Freiberg
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee
16.30 – 17.45 SESSION 6: Free-Surface Flows l
16.30 Thin film free-surface flows over heterogeneous substrates
Yeaw Chu Lee, S. Veremieiev, H.M. Thompson & P.H. Gaskell
University of Leeds
16.55 Instability of compound liquid jets falling under gravity
Jamal Uddin, Mohammed Mohsin & Stephen Decent
University of Birmingham
17.20 Bifurcation of waves on a rotating roller
W.K. Tan, S.P. Decent, M.J.H. Simmons & Q.X. Wang
University of Birmingham
19.00 Reception
19.30 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 8th September

9.30 – 10.45 SESSION 7: Methods, Models and Turbulence
9.30 Krylov subspace methods with optimal parameters for simulation of
incompressible flow
A. Shklyar& A. Arbel
Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center
9.55 4-dimensional interpolation of complex data field using RBF for
incorporation of MRI data into transient CFD model

J. Thewlis, D. Stevens, H. Power, P. Gowland, M. Vloeberghs & D. Giddings
University of Nottingham
10.20 Large-Eddy Simulation of a Circular Synthetic Jet in Cross Flow
Ardalan Javadi
Azad University of Langrod
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee
11.15 – 12.40 SESSION 8: Free-Surface Flows II
11.15 The impact of forced disturbances on the break-up of curved liquid jets
Victoria L. Hawkins, Christopher J. Gurney, Mark J.H. Simmons &
Stephen P. Decent
University of Birmingham
11.40 Absolute instability in Curved Liquid Jets
Rachan Bassi, Steve Decent & Mark Simmons
University of Birmingham
12.05 Challenges and potential for predictive modelling of wetting
Mark Wilson, K. Kubiak, K. Hood & J.L. Summers
University of Leeds
12.30 Closing remarks
12.40 Lunch

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