Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics

The research group on Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics is using commercial codes like Ansys Fluent, M-Star CFD or open-source codes like OpenFOAM for the numerical simulation of the fluid dynamics, heat- and mass transfer as well as chemical and biochemical reactions in multiphase flows. A major research field of this group is the numerical simulation and evaluation of Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) to get a deeper understanding of the formation of compartments and the interplay of heterogeneities with Lifelines to study in detail, how reactive species, cells, or heterogeneous catalysts are exposed to changing conditions. Further topics of this group are the numerical simulation of bubble size distributions in multiphase reactors, the flow of fluids with complex rheological properties as well as the numerical simulation of reactive flows.


Group leader: Dr.-Ing. Marko Hoffmann


Research fields

  • Turbulence in Multiphase Flows

  • Bubbles in Turbulence

  • Reactive Flows in Micro- and Mini-Reactors

  • Evaluation of Lagrangian Coherent Structures and compartments


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