F18 - Bubble Dynamics


Organizers: M. Farhat & M. Gavaises

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.



Manolis Gavaises graduated from the department of mechanical engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1992 and received his PhD from Imperial College London in 1997. He was awarded the 1998 Richard Way Prize for “Most outstanding doctoral thesis in the area of IC engineering in the UK” and the Arch T. Collwell Merit from the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was appointed lecturer at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of City University London in 2001, promoted to Reader in 2006 and Professor Director of the Energy and Transport Research Center at City University London in 2009. In 2009-2012, he was holding the Delphi Diesel Systems Chair in FIE Fluid Dynamics. He is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK (IMechE) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). He is on the editorial borads of four journals and the scientific and/or organizing committee of numerous international conferences and workshops. He has published over 160 papers in scientific journals and pier reviewed conference proceedings.


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.

Contacts:
Mohamed.Farhat@epfl.ch
m.gavaises@city.ac.uk

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