Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:00 to 11:00

### Abstract or Additional Information

As with many models of complex physical phenomena, the mathematical theory for the equations describing flow of multiphase fluids is incomplete, yet their numerical approximation within the engineering and scientific computing disciplines is ubiquitous. In this context mathematics provides an essential foundation to facilitate the integration of phenomenology and physical intuition with computational algorithms so that codes inherit essential physical and mathematical properties of the underlying problem.

This talk will illustrate how modelling, mechanics, thermodynamics, and thought experiments, can be combined to provide insight into models of multiphase fluid flow and their mathematical properties.