The Dynamics of Thin Fluid Films

11-14th July 1999

Draft Scientific Programme

All scientific sessions to be held at the ICMS building at 14 India Street, Edinburgh.

Sunday 11th July  
18.00 - 20.00 Registration and informal reception at 14 India Street.
   
Monday 12th July  
9.00 - 9.05 Opening of the meeting (Dr S. K. Wilson)
9.05 - 9.50 Prof. G. M. Homsy (Stanford)
Driven contact lines and their stability
9.50 - 10.00 Discussion
10.00 - 10.45 Prof. S. M. Troian (Princeton)
Novel instabilities in thin spreading flows - solved and unsolved problems
10.45 - 10.55 Discussion
10.55 - 11.25 Coffee break
11.25 - 12.10 Prof. J.-M. Vanden-Broeck (UEA)
Waves on thin viscous films
12.10 - 12.20 Discussion
12.20 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 14.15 Dr S. K. Wilson and Dr B. R. Duffy (Strathclyde)
Thin-film and curtain flows on rotating horizontal cylinders
14.15 - 14.25 Discussion
14.25 - 15.10 Prof. M. D. Savage and Mr M. J. Gostling (Leeds)
Bead break instability and the effect of inlet conditions
15.10 - 15.20 Discussion
15.20 - 15.50 Coffee break
15.50 - 16.35 Dr R. Darton (Engineering Science, Oxford)
The Marangoni effect in bubbly dispersions
16.35 - 16.45 Discussion
16.45 - 17.30 Dr A. Clarke (Kodak)
Forces at a dynamic wetting line
17.30 - 17.40 Discussion
   
Tuesday 13th July  
9.00 - 9.45 Prof. A. Bertozzi (Duke)
Undercompressive shocks in driven film flow
9.45 - 9.55 Discussion
9.55 - 10.40 Prof. F. Bernis (Madrid)
Similarity solutions of thin-film-type equations
10.40 - 10.50 Discussion
10.50 - 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 - 12.05 Prof. M. Pugh (Pennsylvania)
Long-wave unstable thin-film equations - blow-up and steady states
12.05 - 12.15 Discussion
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 13.50 Prof. R. S. Laugesen (Illinois)
Stability of steady states for long-wave unstable thin-film PDEs
13.50 - 13.55 Discussion
13.55 - 14.15 Dr S. D. R. Wilson (Manchester)
Viscoplastic boundary layers
14.15 - 14.20 Discussion
14.20 - 14.40 Dr S. Kalliadasis (Leeds)
Nonlinear instability of a contact line driven by gravity
14.40 - 14.45 Discussion
14.45 - 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 - 16.00 Prof. L. M. Hocking (UCL)
Receding meniscus
16.00 - 16.10 Discussion
16.10 - 16.55 Dr J. R. Lister (Cambridge)
Rupture of thin fluid films by van der Waals force
16.55 - 17.05 Discussion
17.05 - 17.50 Prof. A. Oron (Technion)
Dewetting of solid surfaces by evaporating liquid films
17.50 - 18.00 Discussion
   
Wednesday 14th July  
   
9.00 - 9.45 Dr O. E. Jensen (Cambridge)
Some limitations of long-wavelength approximation in modelling thin-film flows
9.45 - 9.55 Discussion
9.55 - 10.40 Dr P. Howell (OCIAM, Oxford)
Models for thin viscous sheets and foams
10.40 - 10.50 Discussion
10.50 - 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 - 12.05 Prof. L. Schwartz (Delaware)
Direct numerical simulation of wetting and spreading phenomena
12.05 - 12.15 Discussion
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 - 13.50 Dr. G. Grün (Bonn)
On the numerical simulation of wetting phenomena
13.50 - 13.55 Discussion
13.55 - 14.15 Prof. S. Alexseenko (Novosobirsk)
Wave flow of rivulets
 
14.15 - 14.20 Discussion
14.20 - 14.40 Dr. Y. D. Shikhmurzaev (Birmingham)
Modelling of wetting: Is the conventional approach adequate?
14.40 - 14.45 Discussion
14.45 - 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 - 16.00 Prof. A. Novick-Cohen (Technion)
Degenerate higher order systems: wetting/prewetting
16.00 - 16.10 Discussion
16.10 - 16.55 Prof. J. R. King (Nottingham)
Asymptotic results for high-order nonlinear diffusion
16.55 - 17.05 Discussion
17.05 - 17.50 Dr L. Limat, Dr J. M. Fesselles and Mr T. Podgorski (Paris)
Dry patches in thin-film flows
17.50 - 18.00 Discussion
18.00 - 18.05 Closing of the meeting (Dr S. K. Wilson)

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