Multi-scale Modelling of Multi-phase Flows

  • Het Kranenveld 14, STW 0.41, Helix

    5612 AZ Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Helix, STW 0.41

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

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

Highlighted phrase

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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Fluidized beds Engineering & Materials Science
Gases Chemical Compounds
Direct numerical simulation Engineering & Materials Science
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Mass transfer Engineering & Materials Science
Bubble columns Engineering & Materials Science
Fluidization Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2017 2020

Contactless Contactful Boiling for Controlled Evaporation

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


Project: Research direct

Research Output 1990 2019

17 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Phase transitions
Direct numerical simulation
Bubbles (in fluids)
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)

2 Downloads (Pure)

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 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Velocity measurement
Fluidized beds
Volume fraction
Mass transfer


Best oral presentation at 13th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process

Giulia Finotello (Recipient), 2018

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

Best poster presentation at Dynamics of Evolving Fluid Interfaces - DEFI Gathering physico-chemical and flow properties

Giulia Finotello (Recipient), 2016

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

heat transfer
mass transfer

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

E.P.A.M. Bakkers, N.G. Deen & Nikhil Bansal


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


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


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