|The second phase of this Priority Programm has started in May 2013|
|In multiphase flow systems there are several physico-chemical processes that determine the systems' behaviour, e.g., the fluid dynamics in the different fluids and the dynamics of the interfaces, heat and masstransport between the fluids, adsorption effects at the interface and transport of species on the interface, variable interface properties, phase changes. In general these processes are strongly coupled and properties of the interface play a crucial role. A rigorous understanding of the behaviour of such very complex flow problems must be based on physically sound mathematical models accounting especially for local processes at the interface.
The aim of this Priority Programme is to further develop and expand such models, to analyze their mathematical properties and to develop and advance numerical methods for the rigorous simulation of these models. The realization of this requires interdisciplinary research with expertise from Applied Analysis, Numerical Mathematics, Interface Physics and Chemistry as well as relevant research areas in the Engineering Sciences. Important goals of the Priority Programme are:
A long-term vision is that the validated models and simulation tools developed in the Priority Programme induce significant advances in future high-tech applications in, for example, lab-on-a-chip systems, multiphase reactors in chemical engineering and micro process engineering.