Summer School 2016
Interscale interactions in fluid mechanics and beyond: 11-15 July 2016
This Summer School is an attempt at cross-fertilisation and will include a number of topics where dynamics at disparate scales and their interactions are involved: moving contact lines, derivation of hydrodynamic from kinetic theory equations, large-eddy simulations of turbulent flows, order-disorder transitions in incompressible active fluids, and collective dynamics of large numbers of motile organisms, from bacteria to birds.
Postgraduate students and Post Docs are welcome to attend. Register here for free before Friday 24 June.
Invited speakers include:
- S.H. Davis (Northwestern University)
- P.A.A. Degond (Imperial College London)
- A.N. Gorban (University of Leicester)
- E. Lamballais (University of Poitiers)
- U. Piomelli (Queen's University)
- J. Toner (University of Oregon)
A different theme will be discussed each day, with our guest speakers featuring in the morning session and researchers in similar fields giving talks in the afternoon. Download (pdf) the full programme.
The EPSRC CDT in Fluid Dynamics across Scales gratefully acknowledges support from the EPSRC Platform Grant: Multiscale Analysis of Complex Interfacial Phenomena (MACIPh): Coarse graining, Molecular modelling, stochasticity, and experimentation.
Derivation of hydrodynamic equations from kinetic theory
Invited speaker: Professor Alexander Gorban, University of Leicester
Lecture title: 'Hydrodynamic manifolds for kinetic equations'
This lecture is based on Professor Gorban's review paper, Hilbert's 6th Problem: exact and approximate hydrodynamic manifolds for kinetic equations, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 51(2), 2014, 186-246.
Large Eddy Simulations of turbulent flows
Lecture titles (Lamballais): 'Basics of LES' and 'Implicit LES and regularization'
Lecture titles (Piomelli): 'Subfilter-scale modelling' and 'Applications of LES'
Moving contact lines
Invited speaker: Professor Stephen Davis, Northwestern University
Lecture title: 'Elements of moving contact lines, I and II’
Order-disorder transitions in incompressible active fluids
Invited speaker: Professor John Toner, University of Oregon
Lecture title: 'Birds, magnets, soap, and sandblasting: surprising connections in the theory of incompressible flocks'
Invited speaker: Professor Pierre Degond, Imperial College London
Lecture title: 'Modelling collective dynamics with fluid equations'