Dr. Dr. h.c. Gun­ter Gerbeth

Director Institute of Fluid Dynamics
Phone: +49 351 260 3480
+49 351 260 3484

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Uwe Hampel

Experimental Thermal Fluid Dynamics
Phone: +49 351 260 2772

Dr. Sven Eckert

Head Magneto­hydro­dynamics
Phone: +49 351 260 2132

Dr. Dirk Lucas

Head Computational Fluid Dynamics
Phone: +49 351 260 2047

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Eckert

Head Transport processes at interfaces
Phone: +49 351 260 3860

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Foto: CFD Simulation von TOPFLOW-PTS Dampf/Wasser Experiment, Dampfkondensation auf unterkühlten Wasseroberfläche ©Copyright: Pavel Apanasevich

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Main subject is the CFD-model development and validation for multiphase flows for medium and large scale industrial applications basing on the multi-fluid approach. Dedicated experiments as well as DNS / LES aiming on the development and validations of closure models.
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Experimental Thermal Fluid Dynamics

Main topics are the investigation of transient multi- and two-phase flows, the investigation of safety and efficiency of thermohydraulic systems in nuclear and chemical processing facilities, and the process optimisation and diagnostics of chemical processes.
Foto: Magneto-hydrodynamics: Steel Casting Using Magnetic Fields (Picture: AIFilm) ©Copyright: AI Films


Focus on experimental and numerical research on flow control by means of electromagnetic forces in conducting fluids as well as in numerical simulations and optimization of magnetic field self-excitation in a liquid metal flow.
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Transport processes at interfaces

Experimental analysis of multi-scale transport phenomena at different sorts of interfaces, basic experiments to understand particle-bubble attachment in complex flows in the context of flotation processes, and numerical simulations of morphological instabilities of interfaces.