Complex Multi-Phase Fluid Dynamics Study in Micro-Scale Systems


Prof Yonghao Zhang, in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is using ARCHIE-WeSt to investigate multiphase flows in lab-on-a-chip applications and porous media. Due to presence of surfactants and polymers, new multiscale models and solvers are required to tackle the research challenges. This collaborative research project with Institute of Petroleum Engineering of Heriot-Watt University will help to improve design of droplet-based microfluidic systems and to understand fluid dynamics at pore-scales, important for enhanced oil/gas extraction.


For more information about the project, please contact Prof Yonghao Zhang (yonghao.zhang [at] strath [dot] ac [dot] uk), or visit our website at

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