ModellingDevelopment and application of advanced modelling techniques for analysis of complex processes across the length-scales from molecular scale to full industrial manufacturing scale. Examples of current work include: distinct element modelling of granular deformation and flow with and without fluid interactions, lattice – Boltzmann modelling, inductive data mining, continuum-based numerical approaches. Research on
Computational Fluid Dynamics has traditionally
been very strong at Leeds. For concentrated particulate systems, a major drive is the development of constitutive models for multiphase flow based on particle dynamics and single particle properties using modelling of ensemble behaviour. This is being done using a variety of modelling techniques
as given above.
Research capabilities are: