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

Posted by Huma Lateef | June - 14 - 2017 | 0 Comment

This year, as the final year of Multi-scale Examination of MultiPHase physIcs in flowS (Memphis), we celebrate and showcase our success from the past 4-5 years. The showcase will be held at Imperial College and will feature presentations by industrialists (P&G and BP) and academics / researchers (from ICL, UoB, UoN, and UCL) and cover the remarkable output from the Memphis Programme and the technical innovations it has generated for industry.

Although some advances have been made in the numerical methods used to simulate multiphase flows, there remains a large gap between what is achievable computationally and ‘real-life’ systems; the latter are beyond what can be addressed with current methods. We will present the latest on the modelling framework in terms of what has been developed and what we are currently developing within the Memphis programme that will enable the use of numerical simulations as a reliable design tool.

The framework features front-tracking/level-set hybrids, interface-capturing methods, three-dimensional adaptive, unstructured meshes, and sophisticated multi-scale, multi-physics models. The codes are parallelised and can run on various platforms: from laptops to supercomputers (and have been demonstrated to scale well on over 260,000 threads).

This allows the user the flexibility to choose between a quick ‘answer’ with a degree of uncertainty common to engineering applications; or, a high-fidelity solution, for targeted cases, that requires more time. The codes also have built-in, user-friendly meshing capabilities that allow rapid construction of complex geometries.

Further detail and programme of events available here.

 

 

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