Institute of fluid dynamics - activities
|November 14-17, 2017||
Multiphase Flows - Simulation, Experiment and Application
Multiphase flows are of great interest to a large variety of industries. The power generation, nuclear reactor technology, food production, chemical process, aerospace and automotive industries are all driving forces in this complex field.
|May 16-17, 2017||
International workshop on liquid metal battery fluid dynamics (LMBFD 2017)
Liquid metal batteries (LMBs) are promising candidates for cheap grid scale energy storage, a key ingredient of future energy systems based mainly on volatile renewable sources as wind and solar power. Based on a stable density stratification of two liquid metals and a molten salt, LMBs offer several unique advantages as huge current densities, simple construction, easy scalability on the cell level, and potentially near infinity cycle life. To realize these promises, challenging problems in high-temperature electrochemistry, materials science, and metallurgy have to be addressed. Fluid mechanics enters the field since we are dealing with cells having a completely liquid interior. Recently, this aspect has been addressed by a number of researchers and interest in this topic is on the rise. This workshop aims to support the trend, to offer a platform for discussion, and to facilitate future collaborations. While the focus shall be on fluid dynamics, talks on other aspects of liquid metal batteries and related devices (e.g., aluminum reduction cells) are equally welcome and clearly do belong to the scope of the workshop.
|April 20-21, 2017||
International Workshop on Magnetic Field Effects in Aqueous Solutions
The workshop was devoted to discussing the effects of enrichment and separation of paramagnetic ions, e.g. rare earth metal ions, under the influence of magnetic fields.
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