Seminar on Blast Wave Mitigation by Aqueous Foams
Date: Friday 12 July 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019
Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode
Seminar of Prof. Martin Monloubou from ENSTA Bretagne
Blast wave mitigation by aqueous foams
Friday 12th of July, 13:30-14:30 in the Navier Room
Liquid foams, dispersion of a gas phase into a liquid phase, are used for many applications : cosmetics, food industry, oil recovery… Due to their excellent ability to dissipate energy, those materials are also used to mitigate blast effects. Over the past fifty years, several attenuation mechanisms were identified, however the foam parameters are poorly controlled in most of the studies. The understanding of the underlying dissipation mechanisms, and the effect of each foam parameter on the attenuation therefore remain an active matter of debate.