Research Thrusts

Volume of Fluid simulation of the impact of a droplet on: (a) a dry surface; (b) a thin liquid film; (c) a shallow liquid pool (with formation of a Worthington jet).

Our research efforts center on the multiscale modeling and numerical simulation of complex processes and systems. Applications are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries between Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. Examples of specific projects range from the strain-assisted microstructural development of polycrystalline materials to the dynamics and evaporation of exhaled aerosols. Links in the menu on the left provide more detail on specific projects.

UC Davis/J-P Delplanque (2010)