Pinaki Kumar

Earthquake dynamics - Understanding Their physics from modeling soft glassy materials Developing a quantitative connection between the physics of complex soft-glassy materials below yield stress and the dynamics of stick-slip faulting events leading to earthquakes. A novel formulation based on the multicomponent Lattice Boltzmann method is used to investigate fundamental issues related to natural seismicity, to […]

Kim Alards

Lagrangian analysis of rotating Rayleigh-Bénard turbulence Dynamics of particles in cylindrical rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection (RRBC) is studied using DNS, not only to understand the physics of RRBC, but also to investigate whether particles with a feedback reaction on the flow can influence the dynamics within the cell. Lagrangian statistics is used to characterise flow structures […]

Abhineet Gupta

Photo-bioreactors: saving algae from turbulence! Understanding turbulent flow of (dense) suspensions is one of the key factors needed in order to upscale and thus increase the productivity of algae photo-bioreactors. Many studies investigated the rheology of dense suspensions in laminar flows, as well as the dynamics of dilute suspensions in turbulence. We study dense suspension […]