Research into Multi-scale Examination of MultiPHase physIcs in flowS (MEMPHIS)

The research challenges are:

  • Accurate simulation of small-scale, laminar multiphase flows with geometrical, surface-active, chemical reaction, and complex rheological effects
  • Elucidating turbulent interactions with interfaces, and development of robust sub-grid models
  • Development of truly predictive LES-based tools (and, wherever necessary, multi-fluid models) with interface-tracking or capturing, through the use of robust sub-grid models

We will develop a framework to tackle these challenges that features:

  • The first transparent linkage between prediction and input (experimental data and/or models)
  • Optimal, model-driven experimentation, for maximal accuracy
  • Optimal selection of numerical methods
  • Massive-parallelisation on 105-106 cores and 3D adaptive mesh resolution;
  • Sophisticated multi-scale physical models
  • User-friendly programming allowing the development of codes that can be incorporated readily into existing industrial codes, minimising impact time

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