Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows

  • Het Kranenveld 14, STW 0.41, Helix

    5612 AZ Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Helix, STW 0.41

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Development and validation of multi-scale models for multiphase flows, using state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques

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Advanced modeling of multiphase chemical reactors

Organisational profile

Over the years the research group Multi-Scale Modeling of Multiphase Flows has made key contributions to the fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering. Using highly advanced computer simulations we develop accurate models for multiphase chemical reactors used in industry for the large-scale production of synthetic fuels, fertilisers, detergents, polymers and numerous other products. In addition sophisticated non-invasive monitoring techniques are employed for the detailed validation of the computational models.

Multiphase flows involving mass, momentum and heat transfer are frequently encountered in industrial processes involving granulation, coating, polymerization and other catalytic conversion processes. In these flows the complex phase interactions govern the prevailing flow phenomena such as the formation and evolution of heterogeneous structures to a large extent. These structures have significant impact on the quality of the contact between the phases and as a direct consequence thereof strongly affect reactor performance. Additional complexities arise from the complex interplay between transport phenomena and catalytic transformations in multicomponent systems.

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Projects 2017 2020

Contactless Contactful Boiling for Controlled Evaporation

van der Geld, C., Eijkemans, C., Gelissen, E., Boer, L., Rajkotwala, A., van der Wallen, M., van der Wallen, M., Srinivasagam, S., Kuerten, H. & Hegh, L.

1/01/1731/05/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1990 2019

Open Access
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Phase transitions
Direct numerical simulation
Bubbles (in fluids)
Gravitation
Temperature distribution

A numerical experimental study of particle migration

Maitri, R. V., 21 Jun 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 169 p.

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

Borescopic particle image velocimetry in bubbling gas–solid fluidized beds

Banaei, M., Dellaert, R., Deen, N. G., Kuipers, J. A. M. & van Sint Annaland, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Particuology. 43, p. 66-75

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Velocity measurement
Fluidized beds
Gases
Positrons
Volume fraction

Prizes

Multi-scale modeling of mass and heat transfer in dense gas-solid flows

Hans Kuipers (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: ERCAdvancedScientific

heat transfer
mass transfer
gas
modeling
momentum

Netherlands Center for Multiscale Energy Conversion

Hans Kuipers (Recipient) & Rutger van Santen (Recipient), 2014

Recognition: NWOGravitationScientific

Netherlands
energy
selection procedure
Ministry of Education
funding

Activities 1994 2019

Dense gas-particle flows with wet particle-particle interaction: A multi-scale approach

Hans Kuipers (Invited speaker)
30 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Recent Advances in the Multi-scale Simulation of Mass, Momentum and Heat Transfer in Multiphase Chemical Reactors

Hans Kuipers (Speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Particle Resolved Simulations of Dense Gas-Particle Flows

Hans Kuipers (Speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Press / Media

Four major European research grants for TU/e

Erik Bakkers, Niels Deen & Johan Padding

12/11/1313/11/13

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

3D scalar field simulations for Micro Mixing applications in a cylindrical geometry: implementation and verification

Author: van Kouwen, R., 28 Feb 2018

Supervisor: van der Schaaf, J. (Supervisor 1), van Eeten, K. (Supervisor 2), Aguirre, A. (Supervisor 2), Peters, E. (Supervisor 2) & Buist, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Automated screening and optimization of quenching partners for photoredox catalysis

Author: Drummen, K., 28 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Kuijpers, K. (Supervisor 1), Noël, T. (Supervisor 2), Hessel, V. (Supervisor 2) & Buist, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Automated screening of quenching partners and quenching rate determination with database integration

Author: König, N., 30 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Kuijpers, K. (Supervisor 1), Noël, T. (Supervisor 2), Hessel, V. (Supervisor 2) & Buist, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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