PIMS/AMI Seminar: Dr. Michael S. Siegel (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

  • Date: 10/07/2011
  • Time: 15:00
Dr. Michael S. Siegel (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

University of Alberta


“An Efficient Surface-Based Numerical Method for Flow with Soluble Surfactant”


Abstract: We address a significant difficulty that occurs in computation of fluid interfaces with soluble surfactant in the limit of large bulk Peclet number. A transition layer develops adjacent to an interface where bulk surfactant concentration varies rapidly and this must be resolved accurately to evaluate surfactant exchange between the interface and bulk flow. A new "hybrid" numerical method is presented that incorporates a singular perturbation reduction of the transition layer into a surface-based solution of the interfacial flow problem.   This is joint work with Michael Booty (NJIT) and Qiming Wang (University of British Columbia). 


Refreshments will be served in CAB 649 at 2:30 p.m.

Seminar in CAB 657 at 3:00pm

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