Lattice Boltzmann simulations are used to investigate the effect of inertia on droplet breakup in 2 dimensions. A spherical droplet of fluid is placed in a second fluid, with identical properties (ie density, viscosity) and subject to a simple shear flow. The shear rate is increased until the drop breaks. Of particular interest is the point just before breakup where the drop achieves a stationary shape.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..