F18 - Bubble Dynamics


Organizer: M. Farhat

Mohamed Farhat is head of cavitation Research Group at EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines. His research is mainly focused on Cavitation & Multiphase Flows, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Free Surface Flows, Hydrodynamics of Turbines and Pumps, Bioreactors and Hemodynamics.



Contacts:
Mohamed.Farhat@epfl.ch

This forum on Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics focuses on fundamental studies numerically, theoretically, and experimentally. The extreme conditions during bubble collapse as well as the abrupt changes of liquid properties when bubbles appear are a challenge for rotating machinery design. Yet, cavitation may offer advantages when it comes to mixing and emulsifications.

We are particularly interest to hear about fundamental studies on cavitation erosion, effects of bubbles on liquid transport, single bubble dynamics with shock wave emission emission, bubble cloud dynamics, cavitation gas bubble interaction and bubble dynamics in viscous, multiphase, and non-Newtonian liquids. High quality research focusing on the fundamental aspects of bubble dynamics in stagnant and flowing liquids is welcome, too.

Non-exhaustive list of suggested Topics:

- extreme conditions during bubble collapse

- abrupt changes of liquid properties

- mixing and emulsifications

- fundamental studies on cavitation erosion

- effects of bubbles on liquid transport

- bubble dynamics in stagnant and flowing liquids

- single bubble dynamics with shock wave emission emission

- bubble cloud dynamics

- cavitation gas bubble interaction

- bubble dynamics in viscous, multiphase, and non-Newtonian liquids