Critical Infrastructure

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The strength and health of our critical infrastructure is influenced by multiphase flows. For example, all the concrete in our roads and bridges start as a multiphase flow where an aggregate is suspended in a fluid cement that hardens over time. Aggregate mixing and segregation are extremely important when constructing a road or bridge. The development of the soil foundation underneath our roads also involve particulate flow and compaction, both comprising multiphase flows.

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