• 05.03.2018

    Singularities at soft elastic interfaces

    Guest talk by Prof. Jacco Snoeijer (University of Twente)

    Soft elastic interfaces exhibit intriguing similarities to liquid interfaces: they possess a surface tension and are susceptible to interfacial instabilities. The first part of this talk addresses wetting on such very soft substrates. It is shown that „soft wetting“ fundamentally differs from the usual wetting on rigid surfaces. In the second part we discuss the formation of cusps and creases at elastic interfaces — and point out striking similarities with viscous cusps at liquid interfaces.

  • 13.03.2018

    Towards a Rigorous Analysis of Basic Contact Line Models

    Talk by Dr. Matthias Köhne (HHU Düsseldorf, Applied Analysis)

    The aim of this talk is to discuss basic models for contact line dynamics and, in particular, their principal linearizations and similar parabolic and Stokes type equations in prototype domains. We discuss the solvability of these prototype problems and, in particular, the existence of smooth solutions as far as this is actually known.

  • 23.01.2018

    Mathematics of curved liquid jets and how not to do it

    Guest talk by Yulii Shikhmurzaev (University of Birmingham)

    On January 23, 2018, professor Yulii D. Shikhmurzaev (University of Birmingham) will hold a guest talk entitled „Mathematics of curved liquid jets and how not to do it“.

  • 22.01.2018

    Wetting fronts in porous media: Modelling results and emerging issues

    Guest talk by Yulii Shikhmurzaev (University of Birmingham)

    The PhD colloquium on January 22nd comprises a guest talk by Yulii Shikhmurzaev (University of Birmingham) entitled „Wetting in porous media: Modelling results and emerging issues“. Mathis Fricke (B01) will hold the subsequent CRC talk (title to be announced).

  • 05.02.2018

    Code BLUE: A front-tracking/immersed boundary approach to complex multiphase flows

    Guest talk by Dr. Damir Juric (LIMSI, CNRS)

    The PhD colloquium on February 5, 2018 comprises a guest talk by Damir Juric (LIMSI, CNRS) in which he will present a front-tracking/immersed boundary approach to complex multiphase flows. The CRC talk will be held by Tomislav Maric.

  • 12.12.2017

    When surfaces matter: using nano-scaled surface features to control macro-scale transport

    Vortrag von Gary Rosengarten (RMIT University)

    Typical heat transfer correlations or surface property data assume that surfaces are smooth, or that they don’t effect transport properties such as convection or even radiation. However, nano-scaled features can have a massive effect on many transport properties- particularly those with free surfaces.

  • 23.10.2017

    Nanofluids for Boiling Heat Transfer Applications: from a Hopeless Task to New Research Opportunities

    Vortrag von Simone Mancin, University of Padova

    Nanoparticle deposition during boiling has opened new research opportunities introducing a new concept of surface functionalization using a low-cost, easy-to-implement deposition technique. Simone Mancin (University of Padova) will present latest research activities.

  • 11.10.2017

    Short Course on Complex Wetting

    11.-13. Oktober 2017

    Zwölf ausgewiesene Experten auf dem Gebiet der Benetzung präsentieren Grundlagen, aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und industrielle Anwendungen.

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  • 07.10.2016

    Liquid film dynamics in Pulsating Heat Pipes

    Talk by Laura Fourgeaud (CEA Grenoble, Laboratoire Basses Températures, France)

    October 7, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

    Venue: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Campus Lichtwiese, L2|06