Earthflow: Hydrodynamics and adhesion of soft interfaces

Andreas Carlson (Dept of Mathematics, UiO) will present us his work.

Soft interface dynamics is essential to a wide range of engineering applications and biological systems such as; microfluidics, 3D printing technology, heart development and intercellular adhesion. Since all of these interfaces operate in liquid environments, their dynamics is intertwined with the fluid flow. I will show some examples of flows within this class of phenomena, where the combination of mathematical modeling, numerical simulations and experiments has been used to advance our understanding of the physical mechanisms dominating the dynamics. I will discuss how the modeling of droplets, elastic sheets and adhering cells share many commonalities, and may be used to understand broader dynamical aspects of soft interfaces.

Published Oct. 23, 2015 1:28 PM - Last modified Oct. 23, 2015 1:29 PM