Fluid Dynamics and Technical Flows

Major research interests

Prof. Dr. Thévenin is particularly interested in developing further advanced simulation approaches allowing an accurate description of complex flows. His research mainly relies on Direct Numerical Simulations or Lattice Boltzmann models, combined with tools suitable for complex geometries and configurations, like Immersed Boundaries. The main research interest of D. Thévenin lies on multiphase flows, possibly involving additionally complex physicochemical processes, like reactions. After having derived and validated appropriate simulation tools, they are coupled with an in-house software library based on Evolutionary Algorithms, opening the door for simulation-driven flow optimization. This has been in particular applied in the last years to innovative turbomachines as well as to a variety of biomedical flows.

Current PhD students in the IMPRS program

M.Sc. Annnemarie  Lehr

M.Sc. Annnemarie Lehr

PhD project: Numerical Flow Simulation of a Solid-Liquid Counter-Current Screw Extractor

Christoph Roloff

Christoph Roloff

PhD project: Particles in complex turbulent flows investigated by particle tracking velocimetry and numerical simulations

IMPRS alumni

Cheng Chi

PhD thesis: Direct Numerical Simulations of Gaseous Combustion in Complex Geometry
(Mar. 16, 2021)

Seyed Ali Hosseini

PhD thesis: Modeling multi-species reacting flows using the lattice Boltzmann method
(Apr. 22, 2020)

Amir Eshghinejadfard

PhD thesis: Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Laminar and Turbulent Two-Phase Flows (Nov. 16, 2017)

Luís Guilherme Medeiros de Souza

PhD thesis: Model optimization and techniques for the simulation of multiphase chemical reactors
(Aug. 12, 2016)

Hai Yu

PhD thesis: Flow induced cell damage
(Jun. 1, 2015)

Philipp Berg

PhD thesis: CFD-based hemodynamic investigation of patient-specific intracranial aneurysms
(Mar. 12, 2015)

Thirumalesha Chittipotula

PhD thesis: Numerical prediction of the production of nanoparticles in flames
(Oct. 26, 2012)

Santhosh Seshadhri

PhD thesis: Investigation and improvement of flow conditions in aneurysms
(Nov. 14, 2011)

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