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IMA Thematic Year on Complex Fluids and Complex Flows
September 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

This program is broadly concerned with fundamental challenges of modeling, analysis and computation for (mostly) incompressible fluid dynamics. Much attention will be focused on non-Newtonian fluids in which complex material constitutions produce nonlinear and/or nonlocal relationships between stresses and rates-of-strain (and sometimes strains) leading to unique and often unforeseen flow phenomena. Complex fluids are ubiquitous in engineering applications and the applied sciences from biology to geology. They serve as the focus of active areas of research within the larger fluid dynamics community.

This program is broadly concerned with fundamental challenges of modeling, analysis and computation for (mostly) incompressible fluid dynamics. Much attention will be focused on non-Newtonian fluids in which complex material constitutions produce nonlinear and/or nonlocal relationships between stresses and rates-of-strain (and sometimes strains) leading to unique and often unforeseen flow phenomena. Complex fluids are ubiquitous in engineering applications and the applied sciences from biology to geology. They serve as the focus of active areas of research within the larger fluid dynamics community.

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