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.
F. Liechti / M. Finger (Dir.) : Die multiplen Rechenschaftspflichten von öffentlichen Unternehmen gegenüber dem Staat - Eine empirische Typologie der Entstehung und des Managements inkohärenter Erwartungen. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7354.
L. Liardet / X. Hu (Dir.) : Synthesis and Application of Transition Metal Oxides as Oxygen Evolution Catalysts. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7355.
N. C. Y. Voirol / V. Kuncak (Dir.) : Verified Functional Programming. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9479.
P. A. Molina Cabrera / S. Coda; L. Porte (Dir.) : Tokamak plasma edge studies by microwave short-pulse reflectometry and backscattering. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9515.
C. Rognon / D. Floreano (Dir.) : Wearable Technologies for Embodied Human-Robot Interaction. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7266.
D. Vasilyev / P. J. Dyson (Dir.) : Rational design of ionic compounds for electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7440.
X. Li / H. Altug (Dir.) : Label-free plasmonic biosensors for real-time live cell analysis. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9594.
V. Oliver Álvarez de Lara / M. Drabbels (Dir.) : Orientation, rotation and solvation of ions in helium nanodroplets.. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9671.
R. Therisod / R. Houdré (Dir.) : Resonant optical trapping in hollow photonic crystal cavities and its potential use for bacterial characterisation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9661.
J. Ma / E. d. N. Matioli (Dir.) : Tri-gate technologies for high-performance power GaN devices. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9652.
M. R. Boumasmoud / D. P. Jetchev (Dir.) : Generalized Norm-compatible Systems on Unitary Shimura Varieties. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9273.
J. Lanini / A. Ijspeert (Dir.) : Human-Human, Human-Robot and Robot-Robot Interaction While Walking: Data Analysis, Modelling and Control. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9705.
T. T. Nguyên / K. Aberer (Dir.) : Debunking Misinformation on the Web: Detection, Validation, and Visualisation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9694.
L. Raymond-Belzile / A. C. Davison (Dir.) : Contributions to Likelihood-Based Modelling of Extreme Values. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9685.
N. Hosseini / G. Fantner (Dir.) : A novel microfabrication platform for hybrid multilayer MEMS. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9657.
E. Tzirita Zacharatou / A. Ailamaki (Dir.) : Efficient Query Processing for Spatial and Temporal Data Exploration. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9637.
Y.-S. Jang / N. Cramer (Dir.) : Development of Catalytic Asymmetric C-H Functionalizations with Chiral Cyclopentadienyl Iridium(III) Complexes. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9612.
R. Wiesendanger / H. Shea; P. Wurz (Dir.) : Development and performance evaluation of a high mass resolution time of flight laser ablation ionisation mass spectrometer. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9601.
S. L. Hauser / A. Ijspeert (Dir.) : Compliance, locomotion and local computation in (self-) reconfigurable modular robots. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9578.
C. Wolf / T. Kohn (Dir.) : Inactivation of waterborne viruses by ozone: Kinetics and mechanisms. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9370.
M. Mogorovic / D. Dujic (Dir.) : Modeling and Design Optimization of Medium Frequency Transformers for Medium-Voltage High-Power Converters. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7511.
D. L. P. Blondel / M. Lütolf (Dir.) : Engineering Dynamic Hydrogels For In Vitro Organoid Culture. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7455.
M. Hulla / P. J. Dyson (Dir.) : Organocatalysts in C-N Bond Forming Reactions of Amines with CO2. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7435.
M. A. Hafiz / E. Denarié (Dir.) : Tensile response of Strain-Hardening Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concretes under low loading rates and low temperatures. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7336.
K. A. Sofinowski / H. Van Swygenhoven (Dir.) : In Situ Deformation Studies of HCP Metal Alloys with Neutron Diffraction, X-Ray Diffraction, and High Resolution Digital Image Correlation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7262.
R. P. Krenger / M. Gijs; T. Lehnert (Dir.) : Microfluidic and micromechanical in vivo studies of Caenorhabditis elegans. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7237.
V. Carle / C. Heinis (Dir.) : Development of cyclic peptide inhibitors of coagulation factor XIa for safer anticoagulation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7223.
F. E. M. Van den Heuvel / A. Berne; M. Gabella (Dir.) : Statistical analysis of the spatial and temporal variability of polarimetric weather radar signals in the Alps. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7203.
S. D. Whitlock / E. Bugnion (Dir.) : Scaling Out Bioinformatics in the Data Center. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9451.
M. Konakovic Lukovic / M. Pauly (Dir.) : Computational Design of Auxetic Shells. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9662.
S. P. Tamariz Kaufmann / N. Grandjean (Dir.) : GaN Quantum Dots for Room Temperature Excitonic Physics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9580.
F. P. Ortner / J. Huang (Dir.) : Architecture in the Data-driven City. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9554.
F. Blumenschein / J.-P. Ansermet; C. Roussel (Dir.) : Spin-Dependent Processes at Electrodes Detected by Simultaneously Performed EPR, Electrochemistry and EDMR. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9547.
P. A. Gonschorek / C. Heinis (Dir.) : Development of Tissue Kallikrein Inhibitors for the Treatment of Netherton Syndrome. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7676.
A. Lozzi / L. G. Villanueva Torrijo (Dir.) : AlN and AlScN contour mode resonators for MEMS-based RF front ends . Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7247.
E. Battistello / E. Oricchio; G. Ciriello (Dir.) : Novel therapeutic strategies targeting the B-cell receptor signaling and antigen presentation pathways in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7205.
J. Fietz / A. Argyraki; E. Bugnion (Dir.) : Traffic Locality as an Opportunity in the Data Center. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9604.
W. Soja / K. Scrivener (Dir.) : Carbonation of low carbon binders. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9400.
L. Pan / U. A. Hagfeldt (Dir.) : Cuprous Oxide Photoelectrodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting towards Unassisted Solar Hydrogen Production. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7340.
G. Berruto / F. Carbone (Dir.) : Fast and ultrafast electron microscopies for skyrmions and plasmonics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9663.
N. J. Browning / U. Röthlisberger (Dir.) : Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Computational Chemistry. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9645.
A. P. Baur / R. Logé; C. Cayron (Dir.) : Variant selection in martensitic steels. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9635.
F. H. Kim / F. Mila (Dir.) : Linear Flavour-Wave Theory of SU(N) Lattice Models with Arbitrary Irreducible Representations. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9585.
Q. Vallmajó Martín / M. Lütolf; M. Ehrbar (Dir.) : Bioengineering human bone marrow models to elucidate the triggers of the stem cell niche. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9543.
R. Khasanova / P. Frossard (Dir.) : Graph-based image representation learning. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9267.
K. Z. Weber / F. Graf; G. Marino (Dir.) : Les "vestiges" de l'opération Million dans l'oeuvre de Georges Candilis - Actualités et stratégies de sauvegarde pour un patrimoine de l'habitat économique du second après-guerre. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7806.
B. R. Da Cunha Magalhães / F. Schürmann; T. L. Sterling (Dir.) : Asynchronous Simulation of Neuronal Activity. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7098.
A. Hosseini / A. Nussbaumer; M. Motavalli (Dir.) : Strengthening of metallic members under mixed mode fatigue loading using prestressed CFRP plates. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9510.
T. de Avila Ferreira / D. Bonvin; T. Faulwasser (Dir.) : Real-Time Optimization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems -- Methodology and Implementation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9276.
D. Aydin / M. Dal Peraro (Dir.) : Characterization of Coenzyme Q Biosynthesis Proteins through Integrative Modeling at the Protein-Membrane Interface. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9641.
J. Tarnawski / O. N. A. Svensson (Dir.) : New Graph Algorithms via Polyhedral Techniques. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9622.
P. M. Stadler / F. Maréchal (Dir.) : Model-based sizing of building energy systems with renewable sources. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9560.
D. Tasevski / A. Muttoni; M. Fernández Ruiz (Dir.) : Time-dependent strength of concrete in compression and shear. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9559.
J. D. Clément / R. Gruetter; Ö. Ipek (Dir.) : Engineering Parallel Transmit/Receive Radio-Frequency Coil Arrays for Human Brain MRI at 7 Tesla. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9555.
P. S. Gosselin / M. Kayal; A. Koukab (Dir.) : Analysis of photosensor frontends for biomedical applications: a focus on noise. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9545.
S. M. K. Nazeeruddin / B. Schneider; P. Aebischer (Dir.) : A viral vector based in vivo model of tauopathy to explore therapeutic strategies against tau pathology. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9532.
G. V. Resta / G. De Micheli; P.-E. J. M. Gaillardon (Dir.) : Polarity-Controllable Devices and Circuits for Doping-Free 2D Electronics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9458.
A. Movahedirad / A. Vassilopoulos; T. Keller (Dir.) : Load history effects in fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9384.
S. Meister / T. Kohn (Dir.) : Susceptibility of Enterovirus B strains to disinfectants and heat. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9343.
L. A. Herrera Quiroz / Y. Pedrazzini (Dir.) : Collective Memory and Resistance: Visual explorations in the Historic Centre and Films of Mexico City. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9256.
E. G. A. Lucas / T. Kippenberg (Dir.) : Physics of Dissipative Kerr Solitons in Optical Microresonators and Application to Low-noise Frequency Synthesis. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9109.
V. Zubkovs / A. A. Boghossian (Dir.) : Protein Bioconjugation to Carbon Nanotubes for Near-Infrared Sensing. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7175.
A. Archetti / S. Manley (Dir.) : Waveguide platform and methods for super-resolution fluorescence microscopy of sub-cellular structures. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9630.
E. Kadioglu / M. De Palma (Dir.) : Anti-angiogenic immunotherapy for lung cancer. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9561.
M. Falcone / M. Mazzanti (Dir.) : Small Molecule Activation by Multimetallic Uranium Complexes. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9539.
M. Graf / A. Radenovic (Dir.) : 2D nanopores: fabrication, energy harvesting and field-effect sensing. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9516.
Y. M. Questell-Santiago / J. Luterbacher (Dir.) : Production, characterization and upgrading of biomass-derived acetal-stabilized carbohydrates. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9508.
J. N. Ramos Antunes da Cruz / M. Herzog; P. Figueiredo (Dir.) : EEG signatures of schizophrenia: visual backward masking and microstates. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9507.
A. M. Kettner / M. Paolone (Dir.) : Real-Time State Estimation and Voltage Stability Assessment of Power Grids: From Theoretical Foundations to Practical Applications. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9464.
A. C. E. Mignon / D. Dietz (Dir.) : Protostructure, archéologie et hypothèse d'une architecture-support. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9460.
M. Solcà / O. Blanke (Dir.) : Cognitive neuroprosthetics for investigating and restoring body perception. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9387.
E. Collins / S. Süsstrunk (Dir.) : Evaluating and Interpreting Deep Convolutional Neural Networks via Non-negative Matrix Factorization. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9372.
A. Saeidi / M. A. Ionescu (Dir.) : Exploration of Negative Capacitance Devices and Technologies. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9340.
J. J. D. N. Lecoeur / D. Floreano; E. Baird (Dir.) : Insect-Inspired Visual Perception for Flight Control and Collision Avoidance. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9316.
T. Schilling / C. R. Binder Signer; R. T. Wyss (Dir.) : From research to sustainability transitions - Identifying pathways to societal effects. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7365.
A. Smirnov / G. Dietler; S. Sekatski (Dir.) : Scanning near-field optical microscopy with new probes and feedback modes. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9504.
P. Mocny / H.-A. Klok (Dir.) : Controlling topology, dynamics and function of polymer brushes via post-polymerization modification. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9433.
L. Nespoli / F. Maréchal; A. E. Rizzoli (Dir.) : Model based forecasting for demand response strategies. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9415.
T. De Freitas Pereira / H. Bourlard; S. Marcel (Dir.) : Learning How To Recognize Faces In Heterogeneous Environments. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9366.
A. M. Roslawska / K. Kern (Dir.) : Dynamics of nanoscale systems probed by time-resolved STM-induced luminescence. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9325.
A. J. Mosinska / P. Fua (Dir.) : Learning Approach to Delineation of Curvilinear Structures in 2D and 3D Images. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9301.
T. F. H. Richard / I. Furno; A. Sublet (Dir.) : Experiments and modelling for glow discharge plasmas applied to niobium sputter deposition in superconducting radiofrequency cavities. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9243.
J.-D. B. M. G. Thiry / B. Marchand; M. Andersen (Dir.) : Typologie des écoles primaires en Suisse de 1945 à 2015 et stratégies d'éclairage naturel. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9079.
D. N. Arena / D. Kyritsis (Dir.) : Towards semantics-driven modelling and simulation of context-aware manufacturing systems. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7150.
S. C. Leguizamón Sarmiento / F. Avellan (Dir.) : Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Erosive Wear in Pelton Turbines. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7115.
A. Gutiérrez González / R. Beck (Dir.) : Bond-selective and surface-site-specific dissociation of methane on platinum. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9530.
W. J. Haaswijk / G. De Micheli; M. Soeken (Dir.) : SAT-Based Exact Synthesis for Multi-Level Logic Networks. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9404.
C. C. Javerzac-Galy / T. Kippenberg (Dir.) : Crystalline materials for microresonator-based quantum optics. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9127.
N. Scheinmann / D. Testerman (Dir.) : Maximal subgroups acting with two composition factors on irreducible representations of exceptional algebraic groups. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9449.
F. Landucci / A. Hessler-Wyser; C. Hébert (Dir.) : A multi-technique approach to study the microstructural properties of tin-based transparent conductive oxides. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9536.
E. Chinello / C. Moser (Dir.) : Solar-Electrochemical Devices for Water Splitting and Chlorine Generation. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9522.
P. H. Caspari / F. Nüesch; D. M. Opris (Dir.) : Design of High Permittivity Polysiloxane Elastomers for Dielectric Elastomer Transducers. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9505.
T. Baracchini / A. J. Wüest; D. Bouffard (Dir.) : From observations to 3D forecasts: Data assimilation for high resolution lakes monitoring. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9475.
S. Stähly / A. J. Wüest; A. Schleiss (Dir.) : Hydraulic-morphological habitat assessment in rivers considering residual flow, sediment replenishment and artificial flood events. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9452.
N. G. Szoke / N. Monod (Dir.) : Extensive amenability and a Tits alternative for topological full groups. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9407.
V. Ledebur de Antas de Campos / O. M. Naveiras Torres-Quiroga (Dir.) : Metabolic and microenvironmental strategies to accelerate hematopoietic recovery post-aplasia. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9395.
M. Proverbio / I. Smith (Dir.) : Measurement data interpretation and prediction for optimal management of bridges. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7567.
L. Batooli / S. Mischler (Dir.) : Appearance of polished 18 karat gold surfaces: linking aesthetics to surface features . Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7123.
L.-H. Mewes / M. Chergui (Dir.) : Non-equilibrium dynamics of di-platinum complexes and molecular dyes in solution: Insights from transient absorption and two-dimensional Fourier transform spectroscopy. Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9506.