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"Modelling is the art of making the proper assumptions. An accurate predictive model therefore demonstrates your thorough understanding of phenomena."

Research profile

Frank Peters is an Assistant Professor at the research group Multiscale Modelling of Multiphase Flows where the main topic is the development of advanced reactor models for multiphase reactors of industrial relevance. He studies in detail the flow of complex materials (e.g. viscoelastic and immiscible mixtures) through porous media. An important research topic is the interplay of hydrodynamics, mass and heat transfer in catalytic fluid-solid systems such as packed and fluidized beds. The expertise of Frank Peters is in the fields of simulation of transport phenomena (CFD and mesoscale); modelling and simulation of polymeric materials; molecular and coarse-grained simulation methodology; and (non-equilibrium) thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

Academic background

Frank Peters studied Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he obtained his MSc in 1995. Subsequently, he did his PhD at TU Delft with Prof. Ben van den Brule of the Rheology research group. In 2000, he graduated cum laude with his thesis 'Polymers in flow - modelling and simulation'. The following year he was a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Masao Doi at Nagoya University (Japan). He returned to The Netherlands in 2001 to become a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in the group of Prof. Berend Smit at the University of Amsterdam. In 2004 he moved to TU/e where he became Assistant Professor in the group for Chemical Reactor Technology of Prof. Piet Kerkhof. From 2009-2012 he worked with Prof. Bert de With of the research group Materials and Interface Chemistry and since 2012 he is an Assistant Professor with Prof. Hans Kuipers of the research group Multiscale Modelling of Multiphase Flows.

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Research Output 1996 2019

Direct numerical simulation of hydrodynamic dispersion in open-cell solid foams

Chandra, V., Das, S., Peters, E. A. J. F. & Kuipers, J. A. M., 15 Feb 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 358, p. 1305-1323 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Direct numerical simulation
foam
Foams
Hydrodynamics
hydrodynamics

Effect of flow and fluid properties on the mobility of multiphase flows through porous media

Patel, H. V., Kuipers, J. A. M. & Peters, E. A. J. F., 16 Jan 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 193, p. 243-254 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Multiphase flow
Porous materials
Oils
Fluids
Contact angle

An improved ghost-cell sharp interface immersed boundary method with direct forcing for particle laden flows

Maitri, R. V., Das, S., Kuipers, J. A. M., Padding, J. T. & Peters, E. A. J. F., 15 Oct 2018, In : Computers and Fluids. 175, p. 111-128

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Direct numerical simulation
Torque

Computing interface curvature from volume fractions: a hybrid approach

Patel, H. V., Kuipers, J. A. M. & Peters, E. A. J. F., 15 Jan 2018, In : Computers & Fluids. 161, p. 74-88 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Surface tension
Volume fraction
Fluids
Multiphase flow
Flow simulation

Direct numerical simulation of coupled heat and mass transfer in dense gas-solid flows with surface reactions

Lu, J., 19 Nov 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 196 p.

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

Flow of solids
Surface reactions
Mass transfer
Gases
Heat transfer

Courses

Advanced transport phenomena

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Multiphase reactor modeling

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Particle-based simulations

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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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A comparison between classical cross-coupling and C-H activation via experiments, cost analysis and green metrics

Author: Schouten, A., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Gemoets, H. (Supervisor 1), Noël, T. (Supervisor 2), Hessel, V. (Supervisor 2) & Peters, E. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

A quantummechanical analysis of the carbide Fischer-Tropsch mechanism on Rh(211)

Author: van Heugten, G., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Filot, I. (Supervisor 1), Hensen, E. (Supervisor 2), Peters, E. (Supervisor 2) & Ligthart, D. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Assessment of the FricDiff separation method

Author: van den Heuvel, P., 28 Feb 2006

Supervisor: Peters, E. (Supervisor 1) & Kerkhof, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A two dimensional multicomponent CFC study of a catalytic slit-pore, using the KG-model

Author: Olzheim, D., 31 May 2008

Supervisor: Kerkhof, P. (Supervisor 1) & Peters, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master