The next-generation predictive tools for multiphase flows

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Authors

  • O. K. Matar
  • P. Angeli
  • B. J. Azzopardi
  • B. Hewakandamby
  • G. F. Hewitt
  • C. C. Pain

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Nottingham
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Birmingham

Abstract

In this paper, we outline the framework that we are developing as part of the Multi-scale Exploration of Multiphase PHysIcs in flowS (MEMPHIS) programme to create the next generation modelling tools for complex multiphase flows. These flows are of central importance to microfluidics, oil-and-gas, nuclear, and biomedical applications, and every processing and manufacturing technology. This framework involves the establishment of a transparent linkage between input and prediction to allow systematic error-source identification, and, optimal, modeldriven experimentation, to maximise prediction accuracy. The framework also involves massivelyparallelisable numerical methods, capable of running efficiently on 105-106 core supercomputers, with optimally-adaptive, three-dimensional resolution, and sophisticated multi-scale physical models. The overall aim of this framework is to provide unprecedented resolution of multi-scale, multiphase phenomena, thereby minimising the reliance on correlations and empiricism.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Engineering Forum 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2014
EventSustainable Engineering Forum 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 30 Mar 20143 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceSustainable Engineering Forum 2014 - Core Programming Area at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period30/03/143/04/14