Dynamics of aqueous foams

10 February 2011
Simon Cox
Predicting the dynamics of foams requires input from geometry and both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, among many other fields. I will attempt to give a flavour of this richness by discussing the static structure of a foam and how it allows the derivation of dynamic properties, at least to leading order. The latter includes coarsening due to gas diffusion, liquid drainage under gravity, and the flow of the bubbles themselves.
  • Differential Equations and Applications Seminar