• 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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    Profiles

    Photo of Andres J. Aguirre Guzman

    Andres J. Aguirre Guzman

    Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

    20202020
    No photo of Roberto Benzi

    Roberto Benzi

    Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

    19962020
    Photo of Jonathan S. Cheng

    Jonathan S. Cheng

    Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

    20172020

    Research Output

    Analysis of one-dimensional models for exchange flows under strong stratification

    Kaptein, S., van de Wal, K. J., Kamp, L., Armenio, V., Clercx, H. & Duran Matute, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Ocean Dynamics. 70, 1, p. 41-56 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    A phase-field model for the evaporation of thin film mixtures

    Ronsin, O. J. J., Jang, D. J., Egelhaaf, H. J., Brabec, C. J. & Harting, J., 25 Mar 2020, In : Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP. 22, 12, p. 6638-6652 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Drop fragmentation by laser-pulse impact

    Klein, A. L., Kurilovich, D., Lhuissier, H., Versolato, O. O., Lohse, D., Villermaux, E. & Gelderblom, H., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 893, 37 p., A7.

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    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

  • Activities

    • 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

    Research areas

    Environmental Fluid Mechanics

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

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    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

    A multi-scale model for real-life pedestrian arrival processes

    Author: de Kreij, R., 2019

    Supervisor: Toschi, F. (Supervisor 1) & Corbetta, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    Angle of repose of a sediment cone: differences between underwater and dry conditions

    Author: Cooijmans, W., 2019

    Supervisor: Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 1) & Gonzalez Vera, A. S. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    A numerical study on the flushing of a tidal basin

    Author: Hendriks, M., 2019

    Supervisor: van Heijst, G. (. (Supervisor 1), Duran Matute, M. (Supervisor 2), Kamp, L. P. (Supervisor 2) & Bol, A. A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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