What is the InterFlow project about?

The InterFlow project is about improving our ability to predict so-called interfacial fluid flows by use of computer simulations. Interfacial flows are flows where there is a fluid interface between two or more different fluids (called two-phase or multiphase flows, respectively). As an example of a two-phase flow, consider a half-filled water bottle which you may shake violently. What you will observe is a water surface that moves in a wild and complicated manner. In the InterFlow project we rethink the computer algorithms used to simulate this kind of fluid flows. The goal is to develop the next generation of fast and accurate simulation tools for interfacial flows. This will pave the way for digitalization of a large number of engineering design processes where appropriate interplay with an interfacial flow is crucial for the functionality of a product or a structure.