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CANCELLED: Industrial/PhD Course: Modelling of dense multiphase flows using CFD and DEM


12.03.2018 kl. 08.30 - 14.03.2018 kl. 16.00



Henrik Sørensen, email:, Aalborg University


Associate professor Henrik Sørensen, Aalborg University
Professor Lasse Aistrup Rosendahl
Assistant Professor Jakob Hærvig, Aalborg University
External lecturers tbd.



The course is designed to give students insight into and knowledge about modelling of dense multiphase systems using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element modelling (DEM) approaches. The course will give a brief introduction to CFD fundamentals, focusing on the finite volume approach and applied to turbulent flows. From this, the fundamentals of the DEM method for particle-particle interaction as well as coupling these to the fluid dynamic system will be discussed. Special cases such as particle agglomoration/break up and cohesive particle structures will be introduced, and exemplified through examples and hands-on sessions. Altough theoretical aspects will be applicable to all software suites, the hands-on sessions and examples will be based on open source software such as OpenFoam and LIGGGHTS.


Fundamental fluid mechanics and turbulence; access to lab top with simulation software

Form of evaluation

Individual mini report



6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 19, 9220 Aalborg East