• De Zaale, Gemini South 2.131 (Building 15)

    5612 AJ Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

"Flow keeps on surprising. The many aspects of turbulent flow make it a topic that remains worthy to study and the many applications will inspire researchers for a long time to come."

Organisational profile

Group Kuerten is specialized in numerical simulation methods for single-phase turbulent flow, particle-laden flow and flows with phase transition, scientific computing and models for turbulent and multiphase flow.

The research interests are primarily in the areas of fluid mechanics and numerical mathematics and the main topic of the research is a variety of multiscale problems in two-phase flows, in particular the different scales arising from the combination of turbulence and particles, droplets or bubbles in the flow. Key research topics are: subgrid modelling in LES of particle-laden flow, DNS of particle-laden flows with additional physical phenomena, such as evaporation and condensation of droplets and pyrolysis and combustion of biomass particles, the diffuse interface model for phase-transitional flow and evaporation of sessile droplets on porous and non-porous substrates. Relevant applications can be found in process technology, for instance in particle separation, steam injection, boilers and inkjet printing. He uses various numerical methods with an emphasis on spectral methods and finite volume methods and cooperates closely with experimental research.

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channel flow Physics & Astronomy
Channel flow Engineering & Materials Science
direct numerical simulation Physics & Astronomy
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
Pumps Engineering & Materials Science
Direct numerical simulation Engineering & Materials Science
Cavitation Engineering & Materials Science
Vortex flow Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1991 2019

21 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Phase transitions
Direct numerical simulation
Bubbles (in fluids)
Temperature distribution
8 Downloads (Pure)

Convex modeling of pumps in order to optimize their energy use

Horváth, K., van Esch, B., Vreeken, D., Pothof, I. & Baayen, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Water Resources Research. 55, 3, p. 2432-2445 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
energy use
control system

Direct and large-eddy simulation XI

Salvetti, M. V. (ed.), Armenio, V. (ed.), Fröhlich, J. (ed.), Geurts, B. J. (ed.) & Kuerten, J. G. M. (ed.), 2019, Berlin: Springer. 608 p. (ERCOFTAC Series; vol. 25)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

large eddy simulation
turbulent flow
compressible flow
flow structure

Activities 2011 2019

  • 3 Editorial activity

Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (Journal)

Bart P.M. van Esch (Editorial board member)
Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Journal of Fluids Engineering : Transactions of the ASME (Journal)

Bart P.M. van Esch (Editor)
15 May 201215 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Journal of Drainage and Irrigation Machinery Engineering (Journal)

Bart P.M. van Esch (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific