• PhD Defense announcement

Sofia Allende Contador will defend her PhD thesis on “Dynamics and Statistics of Elongated and Flexible Particles in Turbulent Flows.”
The defense will take place this Thursday March 4 at 14:00, French time.


Abstract : This thesis analyses the dynamics of small complex objects, such as fibres or spheroids, that interact with a turbulent random environment.
The aim is to gain physical understanding on how turbulent fluctuations affect the dynamics of non-spherical particles, inducing phenomena such as preferential concentration, deformation or catastrophic events as their fragmentation. Such developments pave the way for the design of stochastic parameterisations of violent events in industrial codes.

Committee Members

Ms. Mireille Bossy (Inria, Université Côte d’Azur) Examiner
Ms. Lydia Bourouiba (MIT, États-Unis) Examiner
Mr. Jean-Pierre Minier (EDF R&D) Guest
Ms. Olivia du Roure (CNRS, PSL ESPCI) Examiner
Ms. Francisca Guzmán-Lastra (Universidad Mayor Chile) Examiner
Mr. Stefano Musacchio (Università di Torino, Italy) Referee
Mr. Gautier Verhille (CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université) Referee
Mr. Dario Vincenzi (CNRS, Université Côte d’Azur) Examiner
Mr. Jérémie Bec (CNRS, PSL MINES ParisTech) Advisor


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