Basiliscus basiliscus is the latin name of the extraordinary Jesus Christ lizard, famous for its ability to run on the surface of water, a characteristic it shares with another well-known water-walker Gerris lacustris.

    Basilisk is also the name of a Free Software program for the solution of partial differential equations on adaptive Cartesian meshes. It is destined to be the successor of Gerris and is developed by the same authors.

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    Palas Kumar Farsoiya, Stéphane Popinet, and Luc Deike. Bubble-mediated transfer of dilute gas in turbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 920(A34), June 2021. [ DOI | http | .pdf ]


    Jordan Sakakeeny and Yue Ling. Numerical study of natural oscillations of supported drops with free and pinned contact lines. Physics of Fluids, 33(6):062109, 2021. [ DOI ]


    M.C. Dallaston, M.A. Fontelos, M.A. Herrada, J.M. Lopez-Herrera, and J. Eggers. Regular and complex singularities of the generalized thin film equation in two dimensions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 917:A20, 2021. [ DOI | .pdf ]


    Mohit P. Dalwadi, Radu Cimpeanu, Hilary Ockendon, John Ockendon, and Tom Mullin. Levitation of a cylinder by a thin viscous film. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 917:A28, 2021. [ DOI ]


    Michael J. Negus, Matthew R. Moore, James M. Oliver, and Radu Cimpeanu. Droplet impact onto a spring-supported plate: analysis and simulations. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 128:1–27, 2021. [ DOI ]