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



Introductie / missie

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

Over de organisatie

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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Projecten 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. & Hegh, L.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1990 2019

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 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie 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, blz. 66-75

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Velocity measurement
Fluidized beds
Volume fraction


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

Hans Kuipers (Ontvanger), 2009

Prijs: ERCAdvancedWetenschappelijk

heat transfer
mass transfer

Netherlands Center for Multiscale Energy Conversion

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

Prijs: NWOZwaartekrachtWetenschappelijk

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Ministry of Education

Activiteiten 1994 2019

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

Hans Kuipers (Uitgenodigde spreker)
30 jul 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

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

Hans Kuipers (Spreker)
24 mei 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

Particle Resolved Simulations of Dense Gas-Particle Flows

Hans Kuipers (Spreker)
8 mei 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk


Four major European research grants for TU/e

Erik Bakkers, Niels Deen & Johan Padding


2 items van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


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

Auteur: van Kouwen, R., 28 feb 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Automated screening and optimization of quenching partners for photoredox catalysis

Auteur: Drummen, K., 28 feb 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: König, N., 30 nov 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master