- Kit Windows-yule, University Of Birmingham
- Jonathan Seville, University Of Birmingham
Numerical methods for the modelling of particulate and multiphase media are potentially powerful tools for both industry and academia, in many cases capable of yielding quantitatively accurate simulations of real experimental systems. However, this accuracy is sensitively reliant on careful calibration and validation procedures - if improperly calibrated, these techniques can yield inaccurate or even unphysical results. The processes of calibration and validation are, in turn, reliant on the careful application of characterisation experiments, and the acquisition of detailed experimental data from the real systems being modelled.
In this mini-symposium, we discuss i) novel approaches to the calibration of particle-based numerical models, ii) advances in the methodologies and tools used to characterise particles and powders, and iii) new developments in the experimental imaging methodologies used to acquire data from particulate and multiphase systems.
The symposium's goal is to bring together experts from the fields of modelling, characterisation and experiment, to exchange ideas and form mutually-beneficial new collaborations.