Non ideal particles and aggregates in turbulence 2012

Suspensions of small aggregates are found in many different situations, such as environmental, chemical, industrial or material processes for colloids, polymer manufacturing and aerosols. The control of small aggregates size distribution is a key question for the theoretical investigation, and more importantly for the processing of the suspensions. In turbulent fluid flows, the existence of a stationary mass distribution of such small aggregates is crucially linked to the properties of the flow (magnitude of the shear, shear distribution etc..). However, the role which is played by the turbulence is still the matter of investigation and debate.
The goal of this workshop is to gather experts in colloidal and non ideal particles suspensions, together with specialists of turbulent transport, to discuss about particles dynamics and statistics, and about the way aggregates breakup and coalesce in turbulent flows.

Organising Committee:

Alessandra S. Lanotte
Cosimo Elefante
Giovanni Lella
Fabio Massimo Grasso
(CNR Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima)

Scientific Committee:

Luca Biferale (Dept. Physics, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)
Ulrike Feudel (Institut für Chemie und Biologie des Meeres, University of Oldenburg, Germany)
Alex Liberzon (School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Cristian Marchioli (Dipartimento di Energetica e Macchine-DIEM, University of Udine, Italy)
Federico Toschi (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Sponsored by:

MPNS COST Action MP0806 "Particles in Turbulence"
FPS COST Action FP1005 "Fibre suspension flow modelling"