• 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 Turbulence and Vortex Dynamics (WDY) 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 Kim M.J. Alards
20132018
No photo of Roberto Benzi

Roberto Benzi

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

19962018

Research Output 1966 2019

Massively parallel implementation and approaches to simulate quantum dynamics using Krylov subspace techniques

Brenes, M., Varma, V. K., Scardicchio, A. & Girotto, I., 1 Feb 2019, In : Computer Physics Communications. 235, p. 477-488

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Data storage equipment
Hamiltonians
Supercomputers
Hilbert spaces
Parallel algorithms

Transport and hydrodynamic stresses in turbulent flows with application to photo-bioreactors

Gupta, A., 16 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

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

Open Access
File

3D-printed heat pipe array for fusion

Maassen, N., 20 Sep 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 36 p.

Research output: ThesisPd Eng ThesisOther research output

Datasets

Heavy particles in turbulent flows RM-2007-GRAD-2048

Calzavarini, E. (Creator), Lanotte, A. (Creator), Bec, J. (Creator), Biferale, L. (Creator), Cencini, M. (Creator), Toschi, F. (Creator), 4TU.Centre for Research Data, 2011

Dataset

Prizes

Best Paper Award

GertJan van Heijst (Recipient), 1 Jul 2012

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

vortex
sediment transport
beach
sand
ocean

NWO VIDI NWO grant 864.09.001

Folkert Boersma (Recipient), 1 Sep 2010

Recognition: NWOVidiScientific

Activities 1998 2009

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

European Space Agency, Noordwijk, 16 October, 2009, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

van de Water, W. (Speaker)
16 Oct 2009

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

Annual meeting Royal Dutch Zoological Society, Wageningen, The Netherlands

van Heijst, G. (Speaker)
29 May 2009

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

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

van Heijst, G. (Speaker)
13 Nov 2009

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

Press / Media

Netherlands : From fluid dynamics to blockchains and vice versa

Sten Reijers

8/12/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The 35th anniversary of Materials Letters

Jonathan Cheng

31/08/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Boxing with drops of tin

Hanneke Gelderblom

1/08/16

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