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"Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows"

Aachen 4.-6.02.2009

Begin: Wed, Feb. 4, 2009 2:00pm
End:    Fri,     Feb. 6, 2009 1:00pm

Topics and Objectives

In 2005 the DFG-CNRS research unit 563 Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows has been established. The aim of this research group is the investigation of liquid-vapour flows, in particular the development of new more efficient and accurate software tools and the improvement of existing tools for simulations. Vapour together with liquid phases occur in many applications like cavitation problems, two phase flow in micro devices, cooling and boiling processes and breakup of liquid jets. Since e.g. turbine blades and ship propellers can be destroyed by cavitation this research is of high industrial interest. An important and necessary issue in this project is the interdisciplinary cooperation between mathematicians and engineers on the one hand and the cooperation between French and German groups on the other hand. The first issue is of vital importance since mathematicians need information about relevant and realistic models, about valid regimes for different models, the access to experimental data, and characteristic behaviour of solutions. Furthermore, engineers will benefit from modern and efficient techniques for acceleration of numerical algorithms (multigrid, adaptivity in space and time), their mathematical justification, rigorous results for model problems, and the construction of exact solutions for benchmarking. The objective of the proposed workshop is to exchange and discuss the results within the German-French research group and to come into contact to other researchers and groups working on related topics.

Financial Support

The workshop is financially supported by the DFG-CNRS research unit 563 "Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows" and the Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science.

Invited Speakers

Helmut Abels (MPI Leipzig)
Dieter Bothe (RWTH Aachen)
Christophe Chalons (Paris VII)
Frédéric Coquel (Paris VI)
Charles Elliott (University of Warwick)
Eduard Feireisl (Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Marcus Herrmann (Arizona State University)


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List of Presentations

Invited Speakers:

Helmut Abels, Diffuse Interface Models for Compressible and Incompressible Viscous Fluids (PDF)
Dieter Bothe, Modeling and simulation of two-phase flows with mass transfer
Christophe Chalons, Numerical approximation of a two fluid two pressure diphasic model (PDF)
Charles Elliott, Computational surface partial differential equations (PDF-1) , (PDF-2)
Eduard Feireisl, Asymptotic behavior of complex fluid systems (PDF)
Marcus Herrmann, Detailed Simulations of Turbulent Liquid Jet Atomization

Contributed Speakers:

Mohsen Alizadeh, Bubble dynamics and shock waves
Mathieu Bachmann, Numerical Simulation of Cavitation Bubbles by Compressible Two-Phase Fluids (PDF)
Christian Dickopp, A homogeneous model for bubbly liquids}
Wolfgang Dreyer, Sharp interface limits of phase field models in the context of liquid-vapor transitions
Jenny Haink, Theory and Applications of Local Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes in Phase Transition Theory (PDF)
Maren Hantke, Bubble dynamics in a compressible liquid with phase transition (PDF)
Boris Haspot, Existence of weak solution for compressible fluid models of Korteweg type (PDF)
Philippe Helluy, A simple entropy fix for the VFRoe schemes (PDF)
Dietmar Kröner, Interface jump condition for the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg model
Fathollah Varnik, Stability and dynamics of droplets
Ali Zein, On the modeling and simulation of laser-induced cavitation bubbles (PDF)
Peng Zeng, Simulation of primary breakup for diesel spray with phase transition (PDF)


A list of registered participants can be found here .

Workshop Fee

There will be a small workshop fee of 50 Euros. This fee will be collected in cash at the conference office.


The workshop is located in room 008 in the Hauptgebäude of the RWTH Aachen, Templergraben 55. If you stay in the IBIS Hotel am Marschiertor, you may take the bus (line 13B) leaving from the bus stop Misereor every 15 minutes (xx:14,29,44,59) and arrives at the bus stop Technische Hochschule 8 minutes later. The Hauptgebäude is opposite to this bus stop.
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Special rates are available at "IBIS Hotel am Marschiertor" located in the city.
IBIS Hotel am Marschiertor
Phone: (+49)241/47880
Fax: (+49)241/4788110
Price per night (incl. breakfast): 72.00 Euro
Registration-Code: DFG-CNRS

Otherwise please contact the Touristoffice of Aachen.
They will be glad to help you to find a hotel of your own choice.

Contact address

  Prof. Dr. Siegfried Müller
Institut für Geometrie und Praktische Mathematik
RWTH Aachen
Templergraben 55
D-52056 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241-809-6469
Fax: +49 (0)241-809-2317
Dr.-Ing. Bernd Binninger
Lehrstuhl und Institut für Technische Verbrennung
RWTH Aachen
Templergraben 64
D-52056 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241-809-4617
Fax: +49 (0)241-809-2923