Free surface Flows

A numerical model has been proposed to solve fluid flows with complex free surfaces in two and three space dimensions. The unknowns are the volume fraction of liquid in the whole cavity containing the fluid, the velocity and pressure in the liquid. A splitting algorithm is used to decouple advection phenomena to diffusion phenomena. Advection is solved using the forward characteristics method on a fine grid of rectangular cells. Diffusion is solved using simple finite elements on a tetrahedral mesh of the cavity.

The model has been successfully applied to mould filling situations. It can be modified in order to take into account the case when bubbles of gas are trapped into the liquid. The model has also been successfully extended to viscoelastic flows in complex domains. Complex experiments such as the stretching of a filament or jet buckling have been reproduced.

Mathematical and numerical analysis of simplified models have been performed.

Below is an example of non-Newtonian flows simulation with different physical properties.

 Below is an example of S-shape cavitiy filling with bubble creation.


Recent Publications

A. Ajalloeian / S. U. Stich; M. Jaggi (Dir.) : Stochastic Zeroth-Order Optimisation Algorithms with Variance Reduction. EPFL, 2019-06-21.
L. Aslanidou / N. Stergiopulos (Dir.) : The onset of cardiovascular disease in mice: an image-based, computational-experimental approach.. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9676.
S. F. M. Willems / D. Filipovic (Dir.) : Pricing interest rate, dividend, and equity risk. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9592.
M. Barakovic / J.-P. Thiran; A. Daducci (Dir.) : Towards quantitative brain connectomics: microstructure informed tractography via convex optimization. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7397.
A. Derviskadic / M. Paolone (Dir.) : Synchronized Sensing for Wide-Area Situational Awareness of Electrical Grids in Non-Stationary Operating Conditions. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7359.
F. Reetz / T. Schneider (Dir.) : Turbulent patterns in wall-bounded shear flows: invariant solutions and their bifurcations. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7263.
D. O. Klossner / E. Morellec (Dir.) : Three Essays in Banking and Finance. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9714.
D. Ram / H. Bourlard (Dir.) : Language Independent Query by Example Spoken Term Detection. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9624.
J. R. Mora-Monteros / S. Haussener (Dir.) : Modeling and experimentation of conductive and radiative transfer through heterogeneous insulators in high-flux environments. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7273.
G. C. Gschwend / H. Girault; A. J. Olaya Avendano (Dir.) : Bimolecular charge transfer reactions at and through the liquid-liquid interface. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9658.
S. M. Moosavi Dezfooli / P. Frossard (Dir.) : Geometry of adversarial robustness of deep networks: methods and applications. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9579.
G. C. J. Surrel / D. Atienza Alonso (Dir.) : Low Power Sensing and Processing in Wearable Biomedical Devices for Personalized Health Monitoring. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9721.
R. Beltran / J. Zhu (Dir.) : Total Synthesis of Alstolactine A & Synthetic Studies Towards Members of Akuammiline Alkaloids. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9817.
S. C. Houllier Binder / Y. Pedrazzini; F. Graezer Bideau (Dir.) : Singularité des slums: Production de l'espace dans la ville indienne. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9565.
A. L. V. Horgby / T. I. Battin (Dir.) : Spatiotemporal Drivers of CO2 Dynamics and Evasion Fluxes from Mountain Streams. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7583.
F. Sesterhenn / B. E. Ferreira De Sousa Correia (Dir.) : Expanding beyond the natural protein repertoire to engineer targeted vaccines and diagnostics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7515.
F. Cremonesi / F. Schürmann (Dir.) : Computational characteristics and hardware implications of brain tissue simulations. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9767.
K. S. E. Mimouni / R. Rattazzi; R. N. Mahbubani (Dir.) : Exploring beyond the Standard Model: the Heavy and the Dark. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9846.
A. Hajiesmaeili / E. Denarié (Dir.) : Next generation synthetic fibers UHPFRC for sustainable structural applications. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7362.
S. Giger / M. Lütolf (Dir.) : Modeling hematopoietic stem cell dynamics in bioengineered niches. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9704.
B. Gözcü / V. Cevher (Dir.) : Data-driven Measurement Designs for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9651.
C. Haller / N. Grandjean (Dir.) : Elucidating the role of the InGaN UL in the efficiency of InGaN based light-emitting diodes. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9455.
H. B. Atakan / M. Gijs (Dir.) : Long-term imaging, automated high-content phenotyping and sorting of C. elegans larvae and embryos using microfluidic platforms. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7509.
K. Mantulnikovs / L. Forró; A. Sienkiewicz (Dir.) : Photo-physical Properties of Perovskites on Curved Surfaces. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7518.
F. Statti / D. Kressner; D. Filipovic (Dir.) : Numerical methods for option pricing: polynomial approximation and high dimensionality. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7386.
D. P. Taylor / P. Renaud (Dir.) : Microscale physico-chemical interactions between hydrodynamically confined liquids and immersed biological surfaces. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7705.
M. K. Kiss / N. Quack (Dir.) : Advanced Diamond Microfabrication for Microoptics and Photonics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9771.
E. Crisci / L. Laloui; A. Ferrari (Dir.) : Hydro-mechanical response of Opalinus Clay shale: dependency on composition and burial depth. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7421.
S. L. Anderson / B. Smit; K. Stylianou (Dir.) : Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Visible Light Active Metal-Organic Frameworks. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7382.
S. R. Binder / S. Haussener; L. Weber (Dir.) : Preparation of metal phase change material encapsulations with enhanced performance and stability for heat storage applications. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9715.
O. A. Dubey / D. Constam (Dir.) : Role of Activin-A signaling in melanoma. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9841.
A. Niayifar / T. I. Battin; P. Perona (Dir.) : Hydrological and hydraulic solutions for the sustainability of habitat life in human altered streams. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9584.
P. K. Bättig / J. A. Schiffmann (Dir.) : Flexible support and enhanced groove geometries for gas lubricated bearings. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9774.
I. Pejcic / C. N. Jones (Dir.) : Low-Complexity Optimization-Based Control: Design, Methods and Applications. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9564.
G. Psaropoulos / A. Ailamaki (Dir.) : Improving Main-memory Database System Performance through Cooperative Multitasking. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9712.
W. Liu / N. Grandjean; G. J. Jacopin (Dir.) : Ultrafast carrier dynamics in III-nitride nanostructures and LED quantum efficiency. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9746.
D. Ongari / B. Smit (Dir.) : Synergy of classical and quantum computational methods to investigate the properties of microporous materials. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7584.
V. Costa Bassetto / H. Girault; A. S. Lesch (Dir.) : Inkjet printing and electrocatalysis. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9795.
P. L. D'Alessandro / E. Goun; G. J. Hollingworth (Dir.) : Design and validation of bioorthogonal probes for cellular disease models. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9709.
N. Matthey / M. Blokesch (Dir.) : Two nanomachines drive evolution in diverse Vibrio species. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9718.
Q. A. Cavillier / P. Wieser (Dir.) : A Digital Platform connecting Academia and Small Businesses: An opportunity for Knowledge Management Experiments. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9799.
S. Alimirzazadeh / F. Avellan (Dir.) : GPU-Accelerated Finite Volume Particle Simulation of Free Jet Deviation by Multi-jet Rotating Pelton Runner. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7256.
G. Fonti / M. Dal Peraro (Dir.) : Structural and functional characterisation of the KRAB-domain associated protein 1. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7154.
M. A. Olma / A. Ailamaki (Dir.) : Timely and cost-efficient data exploration through adaptive tuning. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9636.
A. D. Celebi / F. Maréchal; A. Viana Ensinas (Dir.) : Methodology for the identification of promising integrated biorefineries. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9666.
J. D. Geweke / A. Wodtke; R. Beck (Dir.) : Scattering HCl Molecules from Au(111) and Ag(111) Surfaces. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9742.
C. Iorgulescu / W. Zwaenepoel (Dir.) : Efficient Workload Colocation in Modern Data Centers. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9775.
W. Liu / R. Urbanke (Dir.) : From LDPC Block to LDPC Convolutional Codes: Capacity, Stability, and Universality. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9757.
G. Rensonnet / J.-P. Thiran; B. Macq (Dir.) : In vivo diffusion magnetic resonance imaging of the white matter microstructure from dictionaries generated by Monte Carlo simulations: development and validation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8497.
C. List / R. Bernier-Latmani (Dir.) : Mechanism(s) of electron transfer and metabolic changes during iron reduction by Clostridium acetobutylicum. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7107.
J. Repond / L. Rivkin; E. Chapochnikova (Dir.) : Possible Mitigations of Longitudinal Intensity Limitations for HL-LHC Beam in the CERN SPS. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7694.
V. Laversenne / B. Schneider; P. Aebischer (Dir.) : Application of anti-amyloid beta immunization using encapsulated cell technology in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9751.
A.-S. Briod / J. Lingner (Dir.) : RADX: A novel single-stranded DNA-binding protein regulating telomere recombination. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9759.
T. Sonntag / J. Feige; E. Meylan (Dir.) : Targeting mitochondrial bioenergetics and NAD+ metabolism during sarcopenia and regeneration of skeletal muscle . Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9471.
D. Migliozzi / M. Gijs (Dir.) : Integration of microfluidics and multimodal optics for translational bioanalytics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9546.
E. Kokoris Kogias / B. A. Ford (Dir.) : Secure, Confidential Blockchains Providing High Throughput and Low Latency. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7101.
M. Blank / L. Weber (Dir.) : Heat-transfer at the interface between a metal and a non-metal: influence of ultra-thin interlayers, interface chemistry and atomic order. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9665.
M. V. Frochaux / B. Deplancke (Dir.) : Elucidating regulatory mechanisms shaping the transcriptome and proteome of the gut immune response in Drosophila melanogaster. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9723.
N. B. Figueroa Fernandez / A. Billard (Dir.) : From High-Level to Low-Level Robot Learning of Complex Tasks: Leveraging Priors, Metrics and Dynamical Systems. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9631.
G. Schneider / A. Mortensen; L. Weber (Dir.) : Dynamic wetting in pressure-infiltration of ceramic particle preforms by molten metal. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9673.
C. Wang / J.-Y. Le Boudec (Dir.) : Inverse Problems and Optimal Power Flow in Active Distribution Networks. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9456.
A. Caratelli / Y. Leblebici; K. Kloukinas (Dir.) : Research and development of an intelligent particle tracker detector electronic system. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9702.
Y.-K. Tran / D. Dujic (Dir.) : Multiport Energy Gateway. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9361.
T. Didonna / B. Deplancke (Dir.) : The role of the transcriptional regulator BCL6 in adipose tissue development and remodeling. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9232.
X. Huang / M. Gijs; V. K. Parashar (Dir.) : Shape and size control of colloidal CdSe nanocrystals in the presence of carboxylate and alkylamine ligands. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7298.
D. J. Siefman / A. Pautz; M. Hursin (Dir.) : Development and Application of Data Assimilation Methods in Reactor Physics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7525.
B. Thurm / P. Thalmann (Dir.) : The diversity of moral preferences: Evolutionary foundations and some implications in environmental economics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9478.
E. Ilic / S. Mischler; R. Hauert (Dir.) : Corrosion Mechanisms of Diamond-like Carbon Coated Interlayers & Interfaces. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7487.
R. Mariétan / S. Morgenthaler (Dir.) : Statistical Applications of Random Matrix Theory: Comparison of Two Populations. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9597.
A. Pahlevan / D. Atienza Alonso (Dir.) : Multi-Objective System-Level Management of Modern Green Data Centers. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9457.
A. Boziki / U. Röthlisberger (Dir.) : Computational studies of the structural and optical properties of organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites.. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9703.
R. P. Zacharias / P. Michel (Dir.) : Moments of L-functions and exponential sums. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7904.
X. Ji / H. Shea; S. Cantin-Rivière (Dir.) : Low voltage fast dielectric elastomer actuators. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9533.
V. A. Nguyen / D. Kuhn (Dir.) : Adversarial Analytics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9731.
M. Regnat / F. Nüesch; B. Ruhstaller (Dir.) : Characterization and Modelling of the Emission Zone and Exciton Dynamics in Doped Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9697.
D. M. Zöller / D. N. A. Van De Ville; M. Schaer (Dir.) : Dynamic organization of human brain function and its relevance for psychosis vulnerability. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7516.
S. Mangel / K. Kern (Dir.) : Gate-tunable Scanning Tunneling Microscope as a tool for performing single-molecule chemistry. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7557.
D. H. N. Le / J.-M. Odobez (Dir.) : Multimodal person recognition in audio-visual streams. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9442.
K. Chamilothori / M. Andersen; J. Wienold (Dir.) : Perceptual effects of daylight patterns in architecture. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9553.
Y. K. Gaudy / S. Haussener (Dir.) : Material and mesostructural design guidelines for high performing photoelectrodes. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7408.
G. Graf / J. Krieger (Dir.) : Stable Manifold for the Critical Non-Linear Wave Equation: A Fourier Theory Approach. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7245.
W.-N. Hsu / H. Van Swygenhoven (Dir.) : Deformation-induced martensitic transformation under multiaxial loading. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7299.
S. C. Park / C. Hongler (Dir.) : Ising Model and Field Theory: Lattice Local Fields and Massive Scaling Limit. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7741.
E. Lanti / L. Villard; S. Brunner (Dir.) : Global Flux-Driven Simulations of Ion Temperature-Gradient and Trapped-Electron Modes Driven Turbulence with an Improved Multithreaded Gyrokinetic PIC Code. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9575.
D.-A. Seredinschi / R. Guerraoui (Dir.) : System Support for Efficient Replication in Distributed Systems. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9548.
M. Pavlovic / R. Guerraoui (Dir.) : Scaling Byzantine Fault Tolerance. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9605.
A. Vitra / A. Buttler; P. R. Mariotte (Dir.) : Responses of permanent grasslands to drought during the plant growing season: combining agronomic, functional and ecophysiological approaches. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9623.
N. E. Shaik / H. M. Rønnow (Dir.) : From quantum spin chains to square lattice Heisenberg anti-ferromagnets. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9724.
S. S. Diwale / C. N. Jones (Dir.) : Kernel methods and Model predictive approaches for Learning and Control. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9524.
F. Vanin / K. Beyer; A. Penna (Dir.) : Equivalent frame models for in-plane and out-of-plane response of unreinforced masonry buildings. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9741.
A. S. Adler / C. Holliger (Dir.) : The effect of different organic substrates on the microbial communities of aerobic granular wastewater treatment sludge. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9678.
P. M. Rüegg-Reymond / J. Maddocks; T. O. D. Lessinnes (Dir.) : On the Dynamics of Magnetic Swimmers in Stokes Flow. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9551.
D. Unuchek / A. Kis (Dir.) : Spin-valley optoelectronics based on two-dimensional materials. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7473.
V. Scabia / C. Brisken (Dir.) : Hormone receptor signaling in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9722.
J. Gomes Pereira Junior / F. Avellan (Dir.) : Predicting the dynamic behavior of Francis turbine generating units. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7131.
I. Shukla / F. Gallaire (Dir.) : Response of noise-amplifier flows: From linear control to nonlinear jet breakup. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7227.
M. H. Mutlu / A. Ijspeert; A. Bernardino (Dir.) : Perception, control and planning for (self-)reconfigurable modular robots. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9695.
O. Mashinchian / J. Feige; M. Lütolf (Dir.) : Bioengineering the Human Muscle Stem-Cell Niche for Therapeutic Applications . Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7225.
M. Diehl / J. A. Schiffmann (Dir.) : Mitigation of tip leakage induced phenomena in a low Reynolds number centrifugal compressor via blade loading distribution. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9720.
B. Denizdurduran / H. Markram; M.-O. Gewaltig (Dir.) : Reverse engineering the motor control system. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9599.