• De Zaale, Cascade, room 2.18

    5612 AJ Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The Fluids and Flows (F&F) group addresses fundamental questions in fluid dynamics in an integrated approach. 

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Our fascination for fluid dynamics is based on the beauty and complexity of flow phenomena and further fueled by its omnipresence in current-day technologies. 

Organisational profile

Our research group addresses fundamental questions in fluid dynamics through statistical fluid mechanics, large-scale computations and dedicated laboratory experiments with modern optical diagnostics for detailed flow measurements. Our motivation is the desire to unravel the fundamental properties of these phenomena and systems and use that knowledge to help solve challenges for industry and the environment.

Our tools effectively expose the intricate fundamentals of turbulence to our curiosity, allowing us to answer many intriguing questions. How do buoyancy and rotation affect the statistical properties of turbulence? What can – and should – we do to shape turbulence to our needs? These questions are also extended to environmental applications. How is particulate matter such as sediment or droplets transported in turbulent flows? 

Within the exciting field of multiphase and complex fluids, we study the role of mesoscale physics on the macroscopic dynamics of such systems. For example: how drastically do fluid-fluid interfaces, bubbles, particles or polymers affect macroscopic properties? We also study the fluid physics at even smaller scales where capillary and even molecular-length scales are relevant, and where surface and interfacial effects dominate the behavior. Examples include Marangoni flows, interfacial instabilities and (de)wetting phenomena.

Our main research themes are turbulence, environmental fluid mechanics, multiphase and complex fluids, and nano- and microhydrodynamics.

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turbulence Physics & Astronomy
fluids Physics & Astronomy
Turbulence Engineering & Materials Science
simulation Physics & Astronomy
convection Physics & Astronomy
turbulent flow Physics & Astronomy
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
vortices Physics & Astronomy

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Profiles

Photo of Andres J. Aguirre Guzman

Andres J. Aguirre Guzman

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Roberto Benzi

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

19962019
Photo of Jonathan Cheng

Jonathan Cheng

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

20172018

Research Output 1966 2020

Effect of wall stiffness, mass and potential interaction strength on heat transfer characteristics of nanoscale-confined gas

Rabani, R., Heidarinejad, G., Harting, J. & Shirani, E., 1 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 147, 14 p., 118929.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

stiffness
Gases
heat transfer
Stiffness
Heat transfer

Multiscale studies on the Redistribution and Mechanical Properties of Materials

van der Heijden, T. W. G., 27 Jan 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Universal Lagrangian transport mechanisms in 3D cavity flows

Contreras, P. S., 29 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Equipment

Mesoscopic Transport Phenomena (MTP labs)

A.A. Darhuber (Manager)

Facility/equipment: Research lab

Datasets

3D high resolution numerical simulations of the hydrodynamics of the Dutch Wadden Sea (hindcasting 2009-2011)

Duran Matute, M. (Creator), Gerkema, T. (Creator), de Boer, G. (Creator), Nauw, J. (Creator), Gräwe, U. (Creator), NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, 2019

Dataset

Prizes

Best Paper Award

GertJan van Heijst (Recipient), 1 Jul 2012

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

NWO grant for studying the transport of suspended material in the Dutch Wadden Sea

Theo Gerkema (Recipient) & Matias Duran Matute (Recipient), 2019

Prize: NWOOtherScientific

basin
World Heritage Site
climate change
UNESCO
salt water
vortex
sediment transport
beach
sand
ocean

Activities 1998 2009

  • 19 Contributed talk
  • 7 Invited talk
  • 3 Editorial activity

Seminar at CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico

GertJan van Heijst (Invited speaker)
2 Dec 2009

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

NNV middag over ruimtevaart, Leiden, The Netherlands, 27 November, 2009

Pieternel Levelt (Invited speaker)
27 Nov 2009

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Cambridge, UK

GertJan van Heijst (Speaker)
13 Nov 2009

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Press / Media

High-Tech Success

Ivan Girotto

19/02/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prof Talk | Toys afloat at sea

G.J.F. (Gert-Jan) van Heijst & Matias Duran Matute

16/01/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Scientists have found why pedestrians bump into each other

Alessandro Corbetta

27/12/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Rudie P.J. Kunnen (Researcher), Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Micro- and Nanohydrodynamics

Rudie P.J. Kunnen (Researcher), Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Multiphase and Complex Fluids

Rudie P.J. Kunnen (Researcher), Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

CFD analysis of several adaptation measures for heat waves for a generic urban environment

Author: Wijnen, T., 31 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Toparlar, Y. (Supervisor 1), Montazeri, H. (Supervisor 2) & van Heijst, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Dense crowd dynamics

Author: Meeusen, J., 2017

Supervisor: Toschi, F. (Supervisor 1) & Corbetta, A. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Development of multiphase Lattice Boltzmann Methods for the study of flow induced contact line dynamics

Author: Jacobs, J., 2017

Supervisor: Toschi, F. (Supervisor 1) & van Vliet, E. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master