Flow physics relevant to food science and biological engineering
|Interdisciplinary Areas:||Engineering and Healthcare/Medicine/Biology, Micro-, Nano-, and Quantum Engineering
Understanding transport of mass, heat and momentum is of paramount importance in food processing. Many food items display complex behavior such as multiphase flows and non-Newtonian dynamics. We have developed state-of-the-art high performance computational tools to resolve transport of emulsions, bubbly flows, compound drops, vesicles and capsules [1-5]. An interdisciplinary team of engineers and food scientists are coming together to tackle challenges in this field. We will focus on quantifying mixing, rheology, mass transfer in multiphase flows relevant to food processing, preparation and transport. We’ll use direct numerical simulations, asymptotic methods, front-tracking approach and finite volume method to resolve relevant scales in the problem.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or physics, with previous experience in computational fluid dynamics of multiphase flows.
Sadegh Dabiri (Mechanical Eng.)
Carlos Corvalan (Food Science)
1. A.H. Raffiee, S. Dabiri, A.M. Ardekani, “Elasto-inertial migration of deformable capsules in a microchannel,” Biomicrofluidics, 11, 064113, 2017.