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High fidelity simulations of compressible multiphase flows using front tracking
Prof Yiannis Ventikos (University College London, UK)

Front tracking is among the earliest computational methodologies to be developed for the numerical simulation of multiphase flows. Despite providing with impressive results, it is not favoured by the research community due to the significant complexities that arise when treating three dimensional problems. In this talk, we will document detailed simulations of compressible liquid-gas flows using a high fidelity front tracking technique. The investigations include three dimensional configurations and provide a detailed look into the complex flow phenomena that develop following the interaction of shock waves with bubbles, drops, free and solid surfaces. By drawing inspiration from these physical phenomena, unique technological applications with immense potential can be developed.