Modelling and Numerical Simulation

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The aim of this research division is the numerical simulation of fluid flow problems applying modern computational methods as well as the derivation and improvement of models to capture the relevant physical effects.Thereby, in-house developed computer programs which are continuously modified and improved as well as commercial codes are used.
The considered flow problems range from compressible flows like the propagation of shocks to incompressible external as well as internal flows like turbulent channel flow. As for the computation of turbulent flows the method of Direct Numerical Simulation is used as well as classical RANS models. The concept of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) is used for the simulation of turbulent reacting flows. External flow configurations of relevance for sport aerodynamics are simulated using commercial codes. The thereby obtained results are validated against experimental data from in-house windtunnel measurements. A further research topic considers the modeling of the velocity boundary layer and the heat transfer in convective boiling flow. There, the main goal is to improve the numerical predictions for the wall heat fluxes in boiling flows.
Effective start/end date1/01/95 → …

Research Output

  • 6 Article
  • 3 (Old data) Lecture or Presentation
  • 1 Conference contribution

Nucleate boiling flow - experimental investigations and wall heat flux modelling for automotive engine applications

Steiner, H., Breitschädel, B., Brenn, G., Petutschnig, H. & Samhaber, C., 2008, 10th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods and Experimental. ., Vol. 10. p. 169-178 (Advanced Computational Methods and Experimental in Heat Transfer).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Albert Einstein - Ingenieur des Universums. Hundert Autoren für Einstein by J. Renn (ed.), Buchbesprechung

Brenn, G., 2005, In : Chemie - Ingenieur - Technik. 77, 11, p. 1838-1839

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Einstein's Annalen papers - the complete collection 1901-1922 by J. Renn (ed.), Buchbesprechung

Brenn, G., 2005, In : Chemie - Ingenieur - Technik. 77, p. 1627-1627

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review