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Dr Silvana Cardoso

Dr Silvana Cardoso

Reader in Fluid Mechanics and the Environment (CEB)


Specialist research areas

Convection:

 

Buoyancy-driven instability

    • Rayleigh-Bernard instability in the presence of chemical reaction

Convection in porous media

    • convection and chemical reaction, application to carbon dioxide storage

Plumes/thermals

    • plumes and thermals with dissolution and chemical reaction, applications to methane/carbon dioxide releases in the ocean & nuclear clouds

Drops and Bubbles:

 

Bubble dynamics

    • bubble plumes, particle-laden plumes

Geophysical Flows:

 

Mixing and dispersion

    • turbulent plumes, buoyant convection in a porous medium

Stratified flows

    • turbulent plumes and mixing

Low-Reynolds-number Flows:

 

Hele-Shaw flows

    • laboratory experiments and models of reacting flows

Porous media

    • laboratory experiments and models of reacting flows

Mixing:

 

Turbulent mixing

    • turbulent plumes and thermals with chemical reaction

Multiphase and Particle-laden Flows:

 

Reacting multiphase flow

    • bubble plumes

Turbulent Flows:

 

Turbulent convection

    • plumes, thermals, jets and fountains

Wakes/Jets:

 

Jets

    • turbulent jets, forced plumes

Departments and Institutes

Chemical Engineering (CEB):

Collaborators

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Application Areas

 

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Environment

    • Carbon capture & sequestration
    • Hazards & safety
    • Pollution

Natural world

    • Climate change
    • Geological

Techniques

 

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Analytical

Physically-based

    • Dimensional analysis
    • Scaling arguments
    • Reduced models

Approximate methods

    • Perturbation techniques

Numerical

Grid-based

    • Direct numerical simulation

Experimental

Scale

    • Lab-scale

Lab set-up

    • Stratified tank/flow device

Measurement techniques

    • Pitot-static tube
    • PIV
    • High-speed video capture
    • LIF
    • Light absorption

Visualisation techniques

    • Tracer injection
    • Fluorescence
    • Schlieren/shadowgraph

Data analysis techniques

    • Image processing