The Electric Ant Lab is what you could call a "virtual rheology lab": we develop simulation models of complex fluids and run virtual experiments in the form of high-performance computer simulations. Supplemented by a network of experts, Electric Ant Lab brings state-of-the-art science to applications in the scientific community and industry.
Our mission: To act as a pipeline between academic theory and industrial application.
Our focus and expertise is on:
Complex Fluids: We are developing simulation models for the study of rheology and transport properties of complex fluids with examples ranging from (colloidal) hard suspensions like concrete, mud, oil sands, and pastes, to suspensions of deformable objects (e.g. full blood) flowing in complex geometries of any size from microfluidic devices to large mixers. We're dedicated to the development of simulation models for systems for which standard CFD approaches fail (e.g. Bingham plastics, thixotropic/rheopectic materials).
Multiscale Modeling Methods: Simulations of large-scale problems at the precision of microscale models can be tackled through multiscale methods. We develop coupled simulations resolving different scales for both, maximal realism, and optimal HPC resources utilization.