711 Complex Fluids and Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics: Methods and Applications

Rekha Rao, Sandia National Laboratories
Shahriar Afkhami, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Patrick Anderson, Eindhoven University of Technology
Scott Roberts, Sandia National Laboratories
Anne Grillet, Sandia National Laboratories
Elie Hachem, Ecole des Mines de Paris
Jean-Francois Hetu, National Research Council Canada
We would like to invite you to submit a paper for a Minisymposium on Complex Fluids and Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics: Methods and Applications at the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics: WCCM13. In this Minisymposium, we will be examining numerical methods and applications in the area of computational non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and rheology: the study of the flow behavior of complex fluids such as polymers, gel, pastes and slurries, liquid crystals, glasses, suspensions, granular materials, polymer blends and emulsions. This Minisymposium will be a forum for highlighting advances in numerical methods for non-Newtonian fluids, from stabilization and regularization methods, coupling/splitting algorithms, boundary conditions, and material model development. Papers focused on issues specific to non-Newtonian fluid mechanics formalisms such as viscoelasticity, yield stress, phase change and multiphase materials are encouraged. This Minisymposium will allow cross-fertilization between separate, but related disciplines.