151-0170-00L  Computational Multiphase Thermal Fluid Dynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersH.‑M. Prasser, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0170-00 VComputational Multiphase Thermal Fluid Dynamics2 hrs
Tue14:15-16:00HG E 33.1 »
17.04.14:15-16:00HG E 27 »
H.‑M. Prasser, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno
151-0170-00 UComputational Multiphase Thermal Fluid Dynamics1 hrs
Tue16:15-17:00HG E 33.1 »
17.04.16:15-17:00HG E 27 »
24.04.16:15-17:00HG E 27 »
H.‑M. Prasser, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno

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AbstractThe course deals with fundamentals of the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to gas-liquid flows as well as particle laden gas flows including aerosols. The course will present the current state of art in the field. Challenging examples, mainly from the field of nuclear reactor safety, are discussed in detail.
ObjectiveFundamentals of 3D multiphase flows (Definitions, Averages, Flow regimes), mathematical models (two-fluid model, Euler-Euler and Euler-Lagrange techniques), modeling of dispersed bubble flows (inter-phase forces, population balance and multi-bubble size class models), turbulence modeling, stratified and free-surface flows (interface tracking techniques such as VOF, level-sets and variants, modeling of surface tension), particulate and aerosol flows, particle tracking, one and two way coupling, random walk techniques to couple particle tracking with turbulence models, numerical methods and tools, industrial applications.

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ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersH.-M. Prasser, A. Dehbi, B. Niceno
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationoral examination of 30 minutes

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