COST FP1005 ''Fibre Suspension Flow Modelling''


Training Schools


Coordinated by:
Prof. Martin Sommerfeld (Martin Luther Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg),

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Dates: 27-29 May, 2015 - 3 days

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Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
Hoher Weg 7, Krollwitz (Halle, Germany)
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Local Transportation:
From the city center (e.g. Hauptbahnhof or Riebeckplatz), the training school venue can be reached by tram lines 7 (preferred; stop at Krollwitz, Talstraße) or, alternatively, lines 4 or 5.
From Riebeckplatz it takes about 20 to 25 minutes to reach the school venue.
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Candidate COST trainees should be sent by email to the local organizer, Prof. Martin Sommerfeld ( and to the Action coordinator, Dr. Cristian Marchioli ( The applicant must provide a motivation for attending the school and a CV. A message of confirmation will be sent to accepted COST trainees. There is no registration fee: all COST trainees will be offered a scholarship (from a minimum of 500 EUR up to a maximum of 650 EUR depending on the number of accepted trainees) to cover travel expenses and accommodation in Halle. All participants to the training school will be asked to pay a "meal fee" of maximum 80 EUR (cash payment at registration) to cover meals and coffee breaks for the entire duration of the school.

to provide a general and unified frame of the current research on complex-shape non-spherical particles in complex flows and put future research paths in perspective. This will include a wide overview of cutting-edge work in this very active area of multiphase flow research, and a selection of advanced topics with high practical and theoretical value in several areas of engineering and applied physics.

Prof. Goodarz Ahmadi (Clarkson University, USA)
[ Lecture notes: LN1; LN2; LN3 ]
Prof. Ahmadi is the Dean of the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, and Robert R. Hill '48 Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson. His scientific interests are focused on modeling pollutant transport, dispersion and turbulent flows of dense and dilute solid-gas or liquid mixtures, spray formation, and hot-gas filtration, aerosol particles transport, deposition and removal in turbulent flows His lectures will cover topics related to CFD modelling of complex particles in laminar and turbulent flows. In particular: Transport and deposition of nano/microparticles and fiber in ducts using RANS and sublayer models, Transport and deposition of particles and fibers in turbulent flows using DNS method, respiratory deposition of ellipsoidal particles and fibers.
Dr. Cristian Marchioli (University of Udine, Italy)
[ Lecture notes: LN1; LN2; LN3 ]
[ Suggested readings: SR1; SR2; SR3; SR4 ]
Dr. Marchioli is Assistant Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Udine and Chair of the COST Action FP1005. His scientific interests are focused on multiscale characterization of multiphase flows, combining state-of-the-art numerical research tools to improve physical understanding of heat, mass and momentum transfer phenomena and using fundamental knowledge for developing phenomenological predictive models. His lectures will cover topics related to Eulerian-Lagrangian methods for small non-spherical particles in turbulent flow. In particular: Theoretical framework and phenomenology of particle-turbulence interactions, Euler-Lagrange methods for Direct and Large-Eddy simulation of non-spherical particles, turbulent dispersion of elongated fibers in shear flow
Prof. Giampaolo Romano (University of Roma "La Sapienza")
[ Lecture notes: LN1-3 ]
Prof. Romano is Professor in Fluid Mechanics at the Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at "La Sapienza" University. His scientific interests are focused on Experimental Fluid Mechanics by using advance optical techniques, small-scale turbulence, turbulent boundary layers, fluid-mechanics applications to biomedical devices, two-phase flows and sprays. His lectures will cover topics related to experimental techniques for two phase flows and sprays laden with complex particles. In particular: General overview on experimental techniques for two phase flow measurements, Single point and multipoint systems, Imaging techniques, Discrimination and phase separation algorithms, Two-phase flow measurements in shear layers.
Prof. Martin Sommerfeld (Martin Luther Universitat)
[ Lecture notes: LN1; LN2; LN3 ]
Prof. Sommerfeld is the Chair of Mechanical Process Engineering and Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MLU. His scientific interests are focused on the fields of multiphase flows and particle technology, ranging from numerical and experimental analyses of micro processes relevant for multiphase process design and optimization to investigation of coarse bulk solids and nano particles with standardised methods. His lectures will cover topics related to the fluid dynamic characteristics of agglomerates, modelling agglomeration, non-spherical particle-wall collisions. In particular: Lattice-Boltzmann method applied for fluid dynamic characterization of agglomerates, Lagrangian agglomeration models with applications to spray drying, Experimental analysis of non-spherical particle wall collisions.
Berend van Wachem (Imperial College of London, UK)
[ Lecture notes: LN1; LN2; LN3 ]
[ Suggested readings: SR1; SR2; SR3; SR4 ]
Dr. van Wachem is reader in Multiphase Flow Modelling at Imperial College London. His scientific interests are focused on multiphase flow modeling, ranging from understanding the behaviour of turbulence on individual particles, to the large-scale modelling of gas-solid and gas-liquid flows. His lectures will cover topics related to the treatment of non-spherical particle motion, immersed boundary method, large-scale modelling of gas-solid/gas-liquid flows. In particular: Direct Numerical Simulations and the application of Quaternions for describing non-spherical particles, Application of Immersed Boundary Methods to predict the behaviour of non-spherical particles, Four-way coupled simulations of turbulent flows laden with non-spherical particles.