Complex Fluids and Flows in Industry and Nature III

  • Start Date: 06/12/2017
  • End Date: 06/16/2017

University of British Columbia


18th International Workshop on Numerical Methods for Non-Newtonian Flows and 3rd Complex Fluids and Flows in Industry and Nature workshop:


The International Workshops on Numerical Methods in Non-Newtonian Flows (IWNMNNF) have been held roughly biennially, alternating between North America and Europe since 1979. The objective of all workshops over the years has always been to discuss numerical methods for the solution of complex fluid flow problems. While the emphasis was at the start on viscoelastic materials, the workshops have progressively broadened their scope to simulation methods at various scales (Discrete Element Method, Brownian/Stokesian dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, particle-resolved simulation, volume-of-fluid/level set method, etc), as used in the solution of flow problems involving e.g. granular materials, multiphase mixtures or fluid/fluid interfaces, among others. Equally, the strong links between computation, analytical and experimental methods are emphasized in moving forward to robustly solve practical problems.



The theme of this IWNMNNF is Complex Fluids and Flows in Industry and Nature, and will be the 3rd COFFIN workshop held at UBC. The objective of IWNMNF18 and COFFIN3 is to bring together leading researchers across several disciplines to foster awareness and the transfer of ideas in the field of computational and mathematical non-Newtonian and multiphase fluid mechanics. We aim at discussing challenges, recent progress, future directions and emerging applications of complex fluids and flows. We welcome contributions of computational, analytical or experimental nature, focused at exposing and understanding interesting fluid mechanics problems and phenomena within the workshop theme.


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Anthony Wachs, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Ian Frigaard, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Michael Graham, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Jeff Morris, City College of New York, USA
Peter Wapperom,Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

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Registration and Accommodation:

Registration for this event is now open. Registration includes meals and receptions at the workshop. For non-local participants registration includes 4 nights of accommodation at UBC Carey Centre.


Registration for this event is now closed 



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