High-fidelity simulations are extremely powerful tools to understand, predict, and improve the rheology and transport of complex fluids and their processing. They provide quantitative insight into the microstructural origins of rheological effects shown by many complex fluids. Existing material formulations can be better understood and new ones can be prototyped without elaborate synthesis and wet-lab experiments. EAL works at the forefront of this technology, pushing its boundaries, and translates it to solutions in scientific and industrial contexts.
Oil in Water with Amphiphilic Surfactant
Simulations of sheared emulsions of oil- in water stabilized by an amphiphilic surfactant
Impact of Particle Shape on Shear Thickening
Irregular, cornstarch-like particle shapes increases shear thickening