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  • 2014/02/11

    PhD Position

    Experimental and Computational Analysis of Fluidic Interfaces Influenced by Soluble Surfactant

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  • 2014/02/07

    How does a liquid slip along a superhydrophobic surface?

    Image: Dr. Clarissa Schönecker/Center of Smart Interfaces

    Analytical expressions for the effective slip length of a grooved surface derived

    Structured surfaces whose indentations are filled with a second immiscible fluid can show interesting properties like an apparent slipping of the primary fluid along the surface. A prominent example are superhydrophobic surfaces, on which water slides down very easily.

  • 2014/02/01

    CSI Papers of the Month January 2014

    The following CSI publications are published CSI Papers of the Month January 2014. Congratulations to the authors.

  • 2014/02/01

    Investigating Cylinder Inflow with MRI

    Photo: Center of Smart Interfaces

    CSI Calendar image for February 2014

    The calendar image for February was produced by Dr.-Ing. Sven Grundmann and M.Sc. Daniel Freudenhammer from the group Drag and Circulation Control (DCC). It shows the isovelocity surfaces during cylinder inflow measured via Magnetic Resonance Velocimetry using a 3 Tesla MR-Scanner.

  • 2014/01/24

    Soft surfaces delay frost growth

    Demonstration of the general character of the ice bridge growth on poly(dimethyl siloxane)(PDMS) soft substrates with different elasticity and on hard polymer substrates.. Image: Dr. Julien Petit, Center of Smart Interfaces

    Scientists investigated condensation frosting on soft polymer gel substrates

    From aeronautics to power transmission lines or the efficiency of wind turbines – preventing or delaying the frost formation on surfaces is of significant importance in many applications. Scientists from the Center of Smart Interfaces have demonstrated the ability of soft substrates to delay more frost formation compared to other solid surfaces.

  • 2014/01/01

    Droplets within Droplets

    Photo: Center of Smart Interfaces

    Calendar Image for January 2014

    Again, it is a pleasure to present the 2014 Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI) calendar. This is our opportunity to provide a visualized snapshot of our research throughout the past year. As in the past years, our images cover a wide spectrum of research on interface flows: numerical simulations, theoretical predictions and experimental investigations.

  • 2013/12/23

    CSI Papers of the Month December 2013

    The following CSI publications are published CSI Papers of the Month December 2013. Congratulations to the authors.

  • 2013/12/09

    HiWi/Bachelor Arbeit „Herstellung neuer dielektrischen Elastomeraktoren“

    „Herstellung neuer dielektrischen Elastomeraktoren für komplexe Bewegungen einer Oberfläche“

    Im Rahmen einer Kooperation zwischen SLA (Strömungslehre und Aerodynamik) und EMK (Elektromechanische Konstruktionen) wird ein planarer Aktor basierend auf dielektrischen Elastomeren entwickelt, um eine turbolente Strömung durch die Bewegung einer Oberfläche in einem Kanal zu beeinflussen.

  • 2013/12/09

    HiWi/Bachelor Arbeit „Entwicklung eines planaren Aktuators“

    „Entwicklung eines planaren Aktuators aus dielektrischen Elastomeren mit integrierten bistabilen Elementen für verbesserte statische und dynamische Eigenschaften“

    Im Rahmen meiner Forschungsarbeit wird ein planarer Aktor basierend auf dielektrischen Elastomeren entwickelt. Planare dielektrische Elastomeraktoren (pDEA) können in einem niedrigen Frequenzbereich oder bei ihrer Resonanzfrequenz sehr große Verformungen erreichen. Das beschränkt praktische Anwendungen, falls Flexibilität benötigt wird.

  • 2013/12/06

    Most important research award in Germany for combustion scientist

    Professor Andreas Dreizler. Image: Katrin Binner

    Professor Andreas Dreizler is awarded with the Leibniz Prize

    Andreas Dreizler, Professor for Mechanical Engineering at the TU Darmstadt, is awarded with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2014 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation).