## Lorenzo Botto

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## Authored

## Peeling under large bending deformations

### Follower versus fixed loads. A unified approach for concentrated or distributed loads

In the non-dissipative regime, the potential energy is the difference between the strain energy of the deforming solid and the work done by the external forces. For configuration-dependent external forces, whose direction is perpendicular to the deformed shape, we obtain a sim ...

## TU Delft COVID-app

### A tool to democratize CFD simulations for SARS-CoV-2 infection risk analysis

This work describes a modelling approach to SARS-CoV-2 dispersion based on experiments. The main goal is the development of an application integrated in Ansys Fluent to enable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) users to set up, in a relatively short time, complex simulations o ...

## Simulation of interacting elastic sheets in shear flow

### Insights into buckling, sliding, and reassembly of graphene nanosheets in sheared liquids

In liquid-based material processing, hydrodynamic forces are known to produce severe bending deformations of two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. The non-linear rotational and deformation dynamics of these atomically thin sheets is extremely sensitive to hydrodynam ...

## A Lagrangian passive scalar solver for mass transport in electrolytes and coupling to the particle-resolved Bluebottle

### Code development, testing & validation

## Process Integration of Gasification and Electrolysis for Biofuel Production

### A techno-economic assessment

## Biochar for horticultural and agricultural applications using high temperature torrefaction technology

### Biochar for horticultural and agricultural applications using high temperature torrefaction technology

## Alignment of a flexible platelike particle in shear flow

### Effect of surface slip and edges

Rigid platelike particles displaying interfacial slip can attain a constant orientation in a shear flow when the slip length is sufficiently large. But actual thin particles such as single-layer graphene are flexible and prone to bending deformations when exposed to shear stre ...

## FIPI

### A fast numerical method for the simulation of particle-laden fluid interfaces

## Micromechanics of liquid-phase exfoliation of a layered 2D material

### A hydrodynamic peeling model

## Liquid exfoliation of multilayer graphene in sheared solvents

### A molecular dynamics investigation

## Toward nanomechanical models of liquid-phase exfoliation of layered 2D nanomaterials

### Analysis of a π − peel model

In liquid-phase exfoliation for the production of 2D nanomaterials fluid forces are used to gently overcome adhesive interlayer forces, leading to single- or few-layer 2D nanomaterials. Predicting accurately the critical fluid shear rate for exfoliation is a crucial challenge. ...