Dr.ir. W.-P. Breugem

Projects

MSc project: Frictional behavior of pig's in motion

MSc project: Grid-generated turbulence near the air/water surface of a partially filled water tank

MSc project: Oblique impact of two droplets at high Weber number

MSc project: Structure and dynamics of turbulence in wall-bounded shear flow over a highly permeable wall

PhD project: Air leakage control of air cavity vessels for maritime transport through hydrophobic coatings

PhD project: Modelling and experiments for by-pass pigging with speed control

PhD project: Study of dense turbulent sediment transport by means of fully resolved simulations

PhD project: Study of droplet-turbulence interaction in two-phase flows by means of DNS

PhD project: The influence of the properties of antifouling coatings on the skin friction and turbulent boundary layer along a ship

- Sep 20 2016: Our manuscript on scaling laws for dense particle suspensions in turbulent wall-bounded flows has been published in Phys. Rev. Letters! Animations from one of our simulations can be viewed at youtube. A short summary is given in the 3mE newsletter of Oct 6.

- The ERCOFTAC workshop DLES11 will be held in Pisa (Italy) from May 29-31, 2017.

1. Turbulence
- Turbulence modification by and interaction with particles/droplets/bubbles.
- Influence of wall properties (porosity/permeability, roughness) on wall-bounded turbulence.

2. Multiphase flows
- Flows with (finite-size) particles/droplets/bubbles.
- Flows through porous media and along porous/permeable walls.

3. Microfluidics
- Flow induced by beating (artificial) cilia.

4. Numerical techniques
- Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and Large-Eddy Simulations (LES).
- Immersed Boundary Methods (IBM) for efficient simulation of flows through complex solid geometries (e.g., porous media) or moving solid boundaries (e.g., suspensions of particles).
- Volume-of-Fluid/Level-Set (VoF/LS) methods for simulation of droplets/bubbles.

The list of publications given below is also available on www.citeulike.org/user/breugem/publications.

â–  Published and submitted journal papers

[x] I. Lashgari, F. Picano, P. Costa, W.-P. Breugem and L. Brandt. Turbulent channel flow of a binary mixture of rigid particles. Submitted to J. Fluid Mech., 2016.

[x] M.N. Ardekani, P.S. Costa, W.-P. Breugem, F. Picano and L. Brandt. Drag reduction in turbulent channel flow laden with finite-size oblate spheroids.  arXiv:1607.00679, submitted to J. Fluid Mech., 2016.

[x] H.O.G. Benschop and W.-P. Breugem. Drag Reduction by Herringbone Riblet Texture in Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Channel Flow. Submitted to J. of Turbulence, 2016.

[x] M.H. Hendrix, X. Liang, W.-P. Breugem and R.A.W.M. Henkes.Characterization of the pressure loss coefficient using a building block approach with application to by-pass pigs. J. Petroleum Sci. and Eng., accepted November 2016.

[x] M.N. Ardekani, P.S. Costa, W.-P. Breugem and L. Brandt. Numerical Study of the Sedimentation of Spheroidal Particles.  International Journal of Multiphase Flow, accepted, arXiv:1602.05769.

[x] P.S. Costa, F. Picano, L. Brandt and W.-P. Breugem. Universal Scaling Laws for Dense Particle Suspensions in Turbulent Wall-Bounded Flows. Physical Review Letters, 117, 134501, September 20, 2016. [arXiv:1601.02440 , link to PRL, animations on youtube] [x] M.V. Goudar, W.-P. Breugem and G.E. Elsinga. Auto-generation in wall turbulence by the interaction of weak eddies. Phys. Fluids, 28, 035111, 2016. [link] [x] P.S. Costa, B.J. Boersma, J. Westerweel and W.-P. Breugem. A collision model for fully-resolved simulations of flows laden with finite-size particles. Phys. Rev. E, 053012, 2015. [pdf] [x] I. Lashgari, F. Picano, W.-P. Breugem and L. Brandt. Channel flow of rigid sphere suspensions: particle dynamics in the inertial regime. Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 78,12–24, 2016. [http://arxiv.org/pdf/1504.04836;http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301932215002062] [x] F. Picano, W.-P. Breugem and L. Brandt. Turbulent channel flow of dense suspensions of neutrally-buoyant spheres. J. Fluid Mech., 764, 463-487, 2015. [http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.704]  [x] I. Lashgari, F. Picano, W.-P. Breugem and L. Brandt. Laminar, turbulent, and inertial shear-thickening regimes in channel flow of neutrally buoyant particle suspensions. Physical Review Letters, 113, 254502, 2014. [http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.254502] [x] W.-P. Breugem, V. van Dijk and R. Delfos. Flows through real porous media: X-ray Computed Tomography, experiments and numerical simulations. ASME J. Fluids Eng., 136(4), 040902:1-8, 2014. [pdf (2Mb), dx.doi.org/doi:10.1115/1.4025311] [x] F. Picano, W.-P. Breugem, D. Mitra and L. Brandt. Shear thickening in non-Brownian suspensions: an excluded volume effect. Physical Review Letters, 111(9):098302, 2013. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.098302] [x] R. Lambert, F. Picano, W.-P. Breugem and L. Brandt. Active suspensions in thin films: Nutrient uptake and swimmer motion. J. Fluid Mech., 733:528-557, 2013. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2013.459] [x] J.C. Brandle de Motta, W.-P. Breugem, B. Gazanion, J.-L. Estivalezes, S.J. Vincent and E. Climent. Numerical modelling of finite-size particle collisions in a viscous fluid. Phys. Fluids, 25(8), 083302, 2013. [http://link.aip.org/link/doi/10.1063/1.4817382]   [x] M. Kwakkel, W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. Extension of a CLSVOF method for droplet-laden flows with a coalescence/breakup model. J. Comput. Phys., 253:166-188, 2013. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2013.07.005] [x] W.-P. Breugem. A second-order accurate Immersed Boundary Method for fully resolved simulations of particle-laden flows. J. Comput. Phys., 231(13):4469-4498, 2012. [pdf (4.5Mb) , dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2012.02.026 , ERRATUM] [x] M. Kwakkel, W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. An efficient multiple marker front-capturing method for two-phase flows. Computers and Fluids, 63:47-56, 2012. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2012.04.004] [x] J.Hussong, W.-P. Breugem and J. Westerweel. A continuum model for flow induced by metachronal coordination between beating cilia. J. Fluid Mech., 684:137-162, 2011. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2011.282] [x] B.J. Boersma and W.-P. Breugem. Numerical simulation of turbulent flow in concentric annuli. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 86(1):113-127, 2011. [link] [x] M. Pourquie, W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. Some issues related to the use of Immersed Boundary Methods to represent square obstacles. Int. J. Multiscale Comp. Eng., 7(6):509-522, 2009. [link,pdf] [x] W.-P. Breugem, P. Chang, C.J. Jang, J. Mignot, and W. Hazeleger. Barrier layers and tropical Atlantic SST biases in coupled GCMs. Tellus A, 60(5), 2008. [link] [x] P. Chang, R. Zhang, W. Hazeleger, C. Wen, X. Wan, L. Ji, R.J. Haarsma, W.-P. Breugem and H. Seidel. Oceanic link between abrupt changes in the North Atlantic Ocean and the African monsoon. Nature Geoscience, 1(7):444-448, 2008. [link] [x] W.-P. Breugem. The effective viscosity of a channel-type porous medium. Phys. Fluids, 19(10), 2007. [link] [x] W.-P. Breugem, W. Hazeleger and R.J. Haarsma. Mechanisms of northern tropical Atlantic variability and response to CO2 doubling. J. Clim., 20(11):2691-2705, 2007. [link] [x] W.-P. Breugem, W. Hazeleger and R.J. Haarsma. Multimodel study of tropical Atlantic variability and change. Geoph. Res. Lett., 33, L23706, 2006. [link], [auxiliary material] [x] W.-P. Breugem, B.J. Boersma and R.E. Uittenbogaard. The influence of wall permeability on turbulent channel flow. J. Fluid Mech., 562:35-72, 2006. [link] [x] W.-P. Breugem and D.A.S. Rees. A derivation of the volume-averaged Boussinesq equations for flow in porous media with viscous dissipation. Transp. Porous Media, 63(1):1-12, 2006. [link] [x] W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. Direct Numerical Simulations of turbulent flow over a permeable wall using a direct and a continuum approach. Phys. Fluids, 17(2), 2005. [link] [x] W.-P. Breugem, B.J. Boersma and R.E. Uittenbogaard. The laminar boundary layer over a permeable wall. Transp. Porous Media, 59(3):267-300, 2005. [link] 

â–  Peer-reviewed conference publications (selected)

[x] W.-P. Breugem, V. van Dijk and R. Delfos. An efficient Immersed Boundary Method based on penalized direct forcing for simulating flows through real porous media. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM2012, Puerto Rico, USA, 8-12 July 2012). Paper number FEDSM2012-72299.

[x] W.-P. Breugem. A combined soft-sphere collision / immersed boundary method for resolved simulations of particulate flows. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting and 8th Interational Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (FEDSM2010-ICNMM2010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1-5 August 2010). Paper number FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30634. [pdf (1.8Mb)]

[x] W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. Direct Numerical Simulation of turbulent flows laden with finite-size particles. In: Proceedings of the 8th International ERCOFTAC symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM8), 9-11 June 2010, Marseille (France), pp. 788-793. Paper number N87. [pdf (1.2Mb)]

[x] W.-P. Breugem, B.J. Boersma and R.E. Uittenbogaard. Direct Numerical Simulations of plane channel flow over a 3D Cartesian grid of cubes. In: A.H. Reis and A.F. Miguel, editors, Applications of Porous Media, 27-35. Evora Geophysics Center, Evora, 2004. [pdf (3.4Mb)]

[x] E. Stalio, W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. Numerical study of turbulent heat transfer above a porous wall. In: A.H. Reis and A.F. Miguel, editors, Applications of Porous Media, 191-198. Evora Geophysics Center, Evora, 2004. [pdf (275Kb)]

[x] W.-P. Breugem and B.J. Boersma. The turbulent flow over a permeable wall. In: Center for Turbulence Research - Proceedings of the Summer Program 2002, pages 215-228, 2002.

â–  PhD thesis (cum laude)

W.-P. Breugem. The influence of wall permeability on laminar and turbulent flows - Theory and simulations. PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, 2005. Read more and download thesis here.

Introduction to Multiphase Flow (ME1550 - since 2016). This course provides an introduction to multiphase flows for Master students. Topics treated are among others: common classifications of multiphase flows, governing equations and dimensionless numbers, dynamic similarity, surface tension and related phenomena, stability (Rayleigh-Plateau, Kelvin-Helmholtz/Rayleigh-Taylor), gas/liquid flows through pipeline, flow patterns, averaging and modelling, dynamics of particles/drops/bubbles, shape and terminal velocity, breakup and coalescence, turbulence, applications of multiphase flows.  More information is given in the digitial study guide on the TU Delft blackboard, click here (type in the course code me1550 at the left-hand side of the screen).

Turbulence A (WB1424ATU - till and with 2015). This is a semester (2 quarters) course on turbulent flows for Master students. For the most part it is based on the book of S.B. Pope, Turbulent flows, but also treated is the subject of transition to turbulence and linear stability theory. More information is given in the digital study guide on the TU Delft blackboard, click here (type in the course code wb1424atu at the right-hand side of the screen).

31 January 2013: received my University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).

26 September 2011: student award for best MSc teacher of SPET and SFM master tracks in 2010/2011 academic year!

- Introductory course on Immersed Boundary Methods taught at the Flow Summer School on Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows, KTH, Stockholm (Sweden), September 2012. See this webpage for the course material.

2014-present

Associate professor ("universitair hoofddocent") at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Laboratory for Aero and Hydrodynamics, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2008-2014

Assistant professor ("universitair docent") at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Laboratory for Aero and Hydrodynamics, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

2005-2007

Postdoc at Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Global Climate Div., The Netherlands
Research project: Changes in tropical Atlantic variability and its teleconnections
Oct-Dec 2006: visitor at Texas A&M University, Dept. of Oceanography, USA (Prof. P. Chang)

2000-2004

PhD Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (cum laude)
Laboratory for Aero and Hydrodynamics, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
PhD thesis title: "The influence of wall permeability on laminar and turbulent flows - Theory and simulations"
Advisors: Dr. ir. B.J. Boersma, Dr. ir. R.E. Uittenbogaard and Prof. dr. ir. F.T.M. Nieuwstadt

1994-2000

Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
MSc thesis title: "An experimental and numerical study of the onset and subsequent development of stall phenomena in a 1-stage radial compressor"

- Member of the scientific committee of the ERCOFTAC workshop DLES 11, Pisa (Italy), May 29-31, 2017.

- Member of the programme committee of the national FOM Physics 2017 congress in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

- Organizer of the JMBC Turbulence course 2016.

- Invited teacher at the JMBC course 'Computational Multiphase Flow' for PhD students, April 6-8, 2016. My lectures concern the fundamentals of multiphase flows.

- Co-organizer of Junior Delft theme block "Rocket scientist in 5 dagen", a program for Dutch high-school students of 5 Fridays in which they design their own water rocket.

- Member of the JMBC Turbulence Contactgroup.

- Member of the local organizing committee of European Turbulence Conference 2015 (ETC15), which will be held in Delft from 25-28th August, 2015.

- Organizer of the fall meeting of the Center for Interface Research (CIR) at TU Delft on November 22 2013.

- Chairman and organizer of the Joint EUROMECH / ERCOFTAC Colloquium 549 on Immersed Boundary Methods: Current Status and Future Research Directions, Leiden, The Netherlands, 17-19 June 2013.

- Invited teacher on Immersed Boundary Methods at the KTH Summer School on Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows, Stockholm (Sweden), 3-7 September 2012. See this webpage for the course material.

- Co-organizer of the Symposium on Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods at the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Puerto Rico (USA), 8-12 July 2012.

- Co-organizer of the Symposium on Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods at the ASME 2010 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Montreal, 1-4 August 2010.

- Organizer of the Academy (KNAW) colloquium on Immersed Boundary Methods, Amsterdam, 15-17 June 2009. The conference proceedings with abstracts can be downloaded here.

- Member of PhD committee of:

1. J. Hussong, Flow induced by beating artificial cilia, TU Delft, October 12 2011.

2. A. d'Hueppe, Heat transfer modeling at an interface between a porous medium and a free region, Ecole Centrale Paris, November 17 2011.

3. J.C.B. de Motta. Simulation des écoulements turbulents avec des particules de taille finie en régime dense, Université de Toulouse, June 27 2013.

4. M. Bernard. Approche multi-échelle pour les écoulements fluide-particules. Université de Toulouse, November 6 2014.

5. M.M. Rutten. Moisture in the topsoil, from large-scale observations to small scale process understanding  PhD thesis Delft University of Technology, 2015.

6. M. Kwakkel. Numerical modelling of turbulent dense dispersed two-phase flows. PhD thesis Delft University of Technology, 2016. (co-promotor)

Dr.ir. W.-P. Breugem