Transport of mass, momentum and heat in multi-component turbulent particle laden reactive flows: Numerical simulations on the mesoscale
1st supervisor and 1st promotor: Prof. Robert Verzicco (UT)
2nd promotor: Prof. Detlef Lohse (UT)
2nd supervisor: Assistant Prof. Richard Stevens (UT)
3rd promotor: Prof. Hans Kuipers (TU/e)
Affiliation: University of Twente
Research theme: Smart Biomass Conversion
Dispersed multiphase flow is omnipresent in catalytic reactions, e.g. in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Here, controlling heat and mass transfer are the crucial objectives to achieve. Presently, this control is incomplete and a lot is done by trial- and error.
The aim of this project is develop numerical techniques to master heat and mass transfer in dispersed multiphase flow, and to validate the method against controlled experiments performed in TUE and in UT. The employed method is the immersed boundary method, coupled with a highly efficient 2nd order finite difference scheme. The code is suited for parallelization on 10000’s of nodes.
- Dispersed multiphase flow
- Heat transfer
- Mass transfer
- Immersed boundary methods