Department of Mechanical Engineering

High-performance CFD, simulation and modelling in energy applications

o The research activities in our CFD group are focused on pushing the boundaries of high-performance Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the study of turbulent flows. Our teams specialize in employing advanced large eddy simulation (LES) and combined LES-RANS approaches, utilizing a variety of software tools such as the open-source code OpenFOAM, as well as commercial codes like STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD.
o Currently, our research is directed towards three primary areas, including 1) the fascinating realm of chemically reacting flows, particularly focusing on combustion of hydrogen and hydrogen carriers. 2) The complex interplay between heat transfer and fluid flows, for instance, interactive fluids/ chemistry problem for P2X processes, as well as CFD /exp in fuel cells. 3) Challenges in manufacturing processes, with a specific emphasis on material science and systems featuring moving or rotating parts.
o The research conducted by our team holds significant industrial relevance across multiple sectors. Our findings directly impact the fields of power plants, engines, boilers, combustion systems, electronics, and chemical engineering, among others. We are committed to addressing real-world challenges and collaborating closely with industry partners to develop tailored solutions that optimize performance, increase efficiency, and minimize costs.
H2 combustion simulations

H2 laminar flame on top

H2 turbulent flame down

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