Modelling of complex suspensions

Themes: Water & Maritime, Energy


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Suspensions are widely used in industry (energy, dredging, mining, food), prompting an increasing need for more reliable models. Current – empirical – models do often not provide the desired reliability.


Interface-resolved simulations of turbulent dense suspensions at the microscopic (grain) level will be supplemented with new experimental data. This will enable the development of reliable continuum models.


This research focuses on dredging applications, but it is equally interesting for the energy sector, process industry, and other industrial partners working with heat and mass transport in and by suspensions.

Dr. ir. Wim-Paul Breugem


Dr. ir. Geert Keetels