Many industries and technological developments benefit by designing new materials to optimized performances and save energy. For instance, cosmetic or food industries significantly benefit from materials that have engineered mechanical properties. Designing material in the lab is however expensive and require many steps. Here we aim to use computational fluid dynamics to explore emergent behaviour of materials with complex properties. We will particularly focus on materials that have elastic and plastic properties (materials like toothpaste, or whipped cream!).
you will work in a team to develop computational tools to study the behaviour of droplets inside a nonlinear fluid. You will use an open-source code, partially developed in our lab to solve the modified governing equations of the fluid (Navier Stokes). No previous knowledge of hydrodynamics is required. Programming languages are C++ and Python.
Theory: computational hydrodynamics, non-linear fluids, viscoplasticity