Best Practice Guidance Seminar 

CFD for Dispersed Multi-Phase Flows 2018 with Problem Shooting Session 

Data: 15th - 16th October 2018

Location: Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of   Warsaw University of Technology, Rektorska St. 4, Warsaw, Poland

Coordinator: Prof Martin Sommerfeld, OVGU, Germany

Organiser: ERCOFTAC





Multi-phase Flows Rationale

The simultaneous presence of several different phases in external or internal flows such as gas, liquid and solid is found in daily life, environment and numerous industrial processes. These types of flows are termed multiphase flows, which may exist in different forms depending on the phase distribution. Examples are gas-liquid transportation, crude oil recovery, circulating fluidized beds, sediment transport in rivers, pollutant transport in the atmosphere, cloud formation, fuel injection in engines, bubble column reactors and spray for food processing, to name only a few. As a result of the interaction between the different phases such flows are rather complicated and very difficult to describe theoretically.

Consequently, the numerical calculation of multiphase flow systems based on CFD methods also comprises a multitude of different numerical methods each applicable to certain types of multiphase flows and resolving different length and time scales of the problem. The present course focusses on numerical simulations of dispersed multiphase flows and the required modelling of particle-scale phenomena. The hierarchy of available numerical techniques for the different scales in multiphase flows is presented. Both the well-known Euler/Euler and Euler/Lagrange approach, suitable for large-scale simulations of industrial processes, are introduced in detail. Required modelling approaches for particle-scale transport phenomena are presented and the use of fully resolved direct numerical simulations for their development is emphasised.

This course is rather unique as it is one of few in the community that is specifically designed to deliver, a) a best practice guidance and b) the latest trends in CFD for dispersed multi-phase flows and c) many application examples.

The course appeals to researchers and engineers involved in projects requiring CFD for (wall-bounded) turbulent dispersed multi-phase flows with bubbles, drops or particles.

Moreover, delegates are offered the opportunity to present their work via 10 minute presentations (problem-shooting session), thereafter, the lecturers can offer prospective solution. Registration is required:


Main lecturers:

  • Prof. Dr. Berend van Wachem, Mechanical Process Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Sommerfeld, Multiphase Flow Systems, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Additional lecturers:

  • Prof. Dr. Ruud Henkes, Delft University of Technology and Shell Projects & Technology, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Jerzy Baldyga, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Dr. Darek Asendrych, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland


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Each delegate will receive a free copy of the book BPG CFD for Dispersed Multi-phase Flows, lunches and coffee breaks are included


(reduction ERCOFTAC members 50 €):
Industry: 600 €
Academia: 400 €
PhD Students: 250 €

Please note Course fees do NOT include accommodation