NWO M grant for Sander Huisman and Claas Willem Visser — Turbulence with custom-made fibers
Particles in turbulent flows are everywhere in nature and industry, from algae in the ocean to paper making processes. Not much is knows about these flows, since the particles have complex shapes whereas research has focused on spheres in turbulence. We will investigate turbulence with complex-shaped particles with new experimental techniques for particle fabrication and flow measurement. This is particularly interesting since emerging research shows that such particles can reduce flow resistance. Therefore, we may discover new routes for optimization of industrial processes and better understanding and control of flows in nature.
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