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Flows Unveiled: Multimodal Measurement in Opaque Two-Phase Flows

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Project "OpaqueFlows" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STEVINWEG 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 1˙955˙112 €
 EC max contribution 1˙955˙112 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-05-01   to  2022-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) coordinator 1˙955˙112.00


 Project objective

Dispersed multiphase flows are encountered in nearly every process in nature and industry; examples include sediment in rivers, catalysts in reactors and blood flow. Despite their relevance, it is currently difficult to accurately and efficiently model these flows. The opacity of the flows, even at moderate volume fractions, renders the common optical flow measurement tools useless. As a result, very little high-quality data is currently available to develop (numerical) models.

In this project, I lift the veil that covers multiphase flows. I do this by bringing together four flow measurement modalities, based on ultrasound, magnetic resonance, X-ray and advanced optical imaging. These are each applied to three benchmark flows, impenetrable to common (optical) techniques. This project will be the first focused effort to systematically apply these techniques to the same three benchmark flows. These benchmarks are: (1) a turbulent flow with heavy particles, (2) a laminar flow with relatively large particles and (3) a laminar flow with small particles showing non-Newtonian behaviour. These three flows represent archetypical flows from nature and industry, each pertaining to particular open questions in the field of fluid mechanics. The combined velocity and concentration field data resulting from this set of experiments will be vital in assessing and improving each of the techniques: direct comparison will allow evaluation of the performance and show the effect of acquisition and processing parameters on the accuracy. Detailed simulations using the exact same conditions will serve as further reference. Combined with the multi-modal experimental data, this will give breakthrough insight in the underlying physics of each of the benchmark flows. This in turn will lead to better multiphase flow models, which are demanded by a wide range of application areas (e.g. process technology, dredging, food and cosmetics industry, and hemodynamics research).


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Saad Jahangir, Evert C. Wagner, Robert F. Mudde, Christian Poelma
Void fraction measurements in partial cavitation regimes by X-ray computed tomography
published pages: 103085, ISSN: 0301-9322, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2019.103085
International Journal of Multiphase Flow 120 2019-10-07
2018 Saad Jahangir, Willian Hogendoorn, Christian Poelma
Dynamics of partial cavitation in an axisymmetric converging-diverging nozzle
published pages: 34-45, ISSN: 0301-9322, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.04.019
International Journal of Multiphase Flow 106 2019-06-12
2018 Amitosh Dash, Saad Jahangir, Christian Poelma
Direct comparison of shadowgraphy and x-ray imaging for void fraction determination
published pages: 125303, ISSN: 0957-0233, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/aaea49
Measurement Science and Technology 29/12 2019-05-23
2018 Willian Hogendoorn, Christian Poelma
Particle-Laden Pipe Flows at High Volume Fractions Show Transition Without Puffs
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.121.194501
Physical Review Letters 121/19 2019-05-03

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