Turbulent Mixing and Beyond Workshop

Mixing in Rapidly Changing Environments

04-09 August 2014
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

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Program Structure

TMBW-2014 consisted of keynote and invited lectures by international experts, contributed talks and poster presentations by participants, and round table discussions.

I.     Key-note and invited lectures, and contributed talks

II.    Poster presentations by participants
III.   Round tables and open discussions

Focused topics of TMBW-2014 are:

  • Interfacial Dynamics and Hydrodynamic instabilities (INT):  instabilities of Rayleigh-Taylor, Kelvin-Helmholtz, Richtmyer-Meshkov, Landau-Darrieus, Saffman-Taylor; formation and evolution of phase boundaries, interfacial mixing.
  • Turbulence and Mixing (TURB): canonical and non-canonical turbulence, convection, rotating fluids, reactive and supersonic flows, active and passive scalar mixing.
  • High Energy Density Physics (HEDP): inertial confinement, magnetic and heavy-ion fusion, Z-pinches, light-material and laser-plasma interaction, non-equilibrium heat transfer, material science, astrophysical applications.

Topics of Program "Turbulent Mixing and Beyond" include:

  • Turbulence and Mixing (TURB): invariant, scaling, spectral properties, scalar transports, convection
  • Wall-Bounded Flows (WALLS): structure and fundamentals, non-canonical turbulent boundary layers, including unsteady and transitional flows, supersonic and hypersonic flows, shock-boundary layer interactions
  • Non-Equilibrium Processes (NON): unsteady, multiphase and shock-driven turbulent flows, anisotropic non-local dynamics, connection of continuous description at macro-scales to kinetic processes at atomistic scales
  • Interfacial Dynamics (INT): the instabilities of Rayleigh-Taylor, Kelvin-Helmholtz, Richtmyer-Meshkov, Landau-Darrieus, Saffman-Taylor
  • High Energy Density Physics (HEDP): inertial confinement and heavy-ion fusion, Z-pinches, light-material and laser-plasma interaction, non-equilibrium heat transfer
  • Material Science (MS): material transformation under high strain rates, equation of state, impact dynamics, mixing at nano- and micro-scales
  • Astrophysics (AST): supernovae, interstellar medium, star formation, stellar interiors, early Universe, cosmic-microwave background, accretion disks
  • Magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD): magnetic fusion and magnetically confined plasmas, magneto-convection, magneto-rotational instability, dynamo
  • Canonical Plasmas (PLA): coupled plasmas, anomalous resistance, ionosphere
  • Physics of Atmosphere (ATM): environmental fluid dynamics, forecasting, turbulent flows in stratified media and atmosphere
  • Geophysics and Earth Science (GEO): mantle-lithosphere tectonics, oceanography, turbulent convection under rotation, planetary interiors
  • Combustion (COMB): dynamics of flames and fires, deflagration-to-detonation transition, blast waves and explosions, flows with chemical reactions, reactive flows in jet engines
  • Mathematical Aspects of Non-Equilibrium Dynamics (MATH): vortex dynamics, singularities, discontinuities, asymptotic dynamics, weak solutions, well- and ill-posedness, continuous transports out of thermodynamic equilibrium
  • Stochastic Processes and Probabilistic Description (STO): long-tail distributions and anomalous diffusion, data assimilation and processing methodologies, error estimate and uncertainty quantification, statistically unsteady processes
  • Advanced Numerical Simulations (NUM): continuous DNS/LES/RANS, Molecular dynamics, Monte-Carlo, predictive modeling, validation and verification of numerical models
  • Experimental Diagnostics (EXP): model experiments in high energy density and low energy density regimes, plasma diagnostics, fluid flow visualizations and control, opto-fluidics, novel optical method, holography, advanced technologies