Mathematical Modelling of Particles in Fluid Flow (14w5122)


Stuart Dalziel (University of Cambridge)

(University of California, Santa Barbara)

(University of Alberta)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Mathematical Modelling of Particles in Fluid Flow" workshop from August 17th to August 22nd, 2014.

The transport of particles in fluid flow has wide-ranging applications from examining the settling of particles in tailing ponds, the transport of ash in volcanic eruptions, and the delivery of drugs through respiration. Although computers have made great advances in speed and memory, they cannot simulate the details of fluid interacting with particles of various shapes, sizes and concentrations.

The study of these complex systems has mostly fallen under the purview of chemical engineering, focusing separately on mining engineering, environmental engineering and biomedical engineering. By bringing together a diverse group of mathematicians, physicists and engineers with backgrounds in theory, numerical modelling and laboratory experiments, the BIRS workshop ``Mathematically Modelling Particles in Fluid Flow'' will challenge existing paradigms and develop new insights into the mathematical description of particle resuspension, transport and sedimentation.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).