I am interested in the numerical modelling of turbulent and buoyant flows. I have studied the effect that such fluid flows have on the local environment of large or small scale devices for industrial and domestic applications. Topical application of the modelling approaches developed and used were based in automotive industry, food & agricultural industries, nuclear reactor safety and wastewater treatment.
In particular, I have modelled a variety of multiphase flows (gas-liquid, solid-liquid, gas-liquid-solid) along with heterogeneous chemical and biochemical reactions. I have also modelled thermal convection driven by internal heat sources, temperature differences in tumble dryer heaters and radiative heat transfer and humidity in greenhouses.
Phd and BEng in Chemical Engineering.
CFD expert with experience using ANSYS CFX, ANSYS FLUENT, OpenFOAM/foam-extend, hydra-th and in-house codes.
I have experience in modelling:
bubbly flows with algebraic slip mixture model
bubbly flows with Eulerian multiphase flows
particulate flows with the Eulerian multiphase and algebraic slip mixture model
free-surface flows with volume of fluid methods
discrete phase modelling (including some discrete element modelling)
biochemical reactions via scalar transport equations
chemical reactions in decomposition reactions
moving reference frame approach
thermal convection at the transition between laminar conduction and convection
chemical reaction processes
shear stress transport
explicit algebraic Reynolds Stress models
Reynolds Stress models
spectral methods at the transition between the laminar conduction and convection of heat
Industrial applications of the modelling techniques described above:
decomposition reactors for alternative fuels
bubble column reactors
milk solids suspensions in stirred tanks
nuclear reactor safety