Special Interest Groups

[Description of special interest groups]


BioMech

The BioMech SIG spans a broad range of topics. We invite anyone interested in or working on mechanical aspects of modelling and simulations in the biological environment to our monthly seminars and discussions afterwards.

Activities

Short seminars via Teams with an emphasis on open discussion afterwards will be held monthly.

Contact person

Dr. Andie de Villiers

biomech.sig@saam.africa


Particle matters

Particle Matters covers particulate and continuum materials, particulate and continuum mechanics solved using particle-based solvers.

Activities

The group engages in (15-30)-minute talks with (15-30)-minute discussion points (lunch hour engagement) monthly.

Contact person

Prof. Nico Wilke

particle.matters.sig@saam.africa


Multiphysics in Pyrometallurgy

Pyrometallurgy, the subtle art and science of processing minerals and metals into products of value using high temperatures, is a tremendously challenging subject to study. This is due to the extreme conditions of industrial furnace operations rendering experimental work difficult or impossible, combined with the sheer complexity of process phenomena involved which may include fluid flow, heat transfer, multiphase materials, phase change, complex thermochemistry, particulate flow, electromagnetism and others, frequently in tight coupling with one another. This field provides numerous unique challenges and opportunities for computational multiphysics modelling, the discussion and exploration of which is the primary purpose of this SIG group.

Activities

Monthly meetings via Teams.

Contact person

Quinn Reynolds

pyrometallurgy.sig@saam.africa


Tap-hole freeze lining

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Activities

Monthly meetings via Teams.

Contact person

Alfred Bogaers

taphole.sig@saam.africa