493 – Interface Dynamics, Stability and Fragmentation
29 August 2007 – 31 August 2007
Prof. Emmanuel Villermaux
Université de Provence
49, rue Frédéric-Joliot Curie
13384 Marseille Cedex, France
phone: +33 4 96 13 97 42
fax:+33 4 96 13 97 09
Synopsis: Interfacial instabilities, breakup and fragmentation are ubiquitous in nature and industry. Examples abound in agricultural sewage, Diesel engines and liquid propellant combustion, spume formation over the ocean, volcanic eruptions and tephra, spayed paint and cosmetics, ink jet printers, microfluidic and novel devices.
The emphasis will be mainly on non-miscible, liquid-liquid or liquid-gas interfacial phenomena with surface tension. The topics to be covered range from stability analysis of inviscid, viscous and non-newtonian fluids, large deformations, self-similar shapes, singularities, to the statistical properties of the fragments sizes, considered from experiments, theory and numerics.