Call for papers -- submittal deadline: April 5, 2012
Multiphase flow – i.e. flows in which gases, fluids, or solids exist parallel to one another – are used in many industrial branches where they have an impact on the efficiency and safety of production processes. This includes the generation of power, nuclear technology as well as the food and the chemical industries. Computer simulations are becoming increasingly important in planning plants, optimizing processes, and conducting safety analyses. For simple flows consisting of only one phase, such as gas, so-called CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) programs are already fairly common. They are used, for example, in optimizing the aerodynamic drag of airplanes and cars. When it comes to complex flows consisting of multiple phases, though, there is still considerable need for development. That is why so much research is being conducted at the international level to also develop CFD methods for such flows.
The annual "Multiphase Flow Conference and Short Course," organized by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the software developer ANSYS, is an important platform to discuss and exchange the latest findings in the field of simulation, experimental research, and the application of multiphase flow. It will be held for the tenth time this year. Conference papers can still be submitted until April 5 (www.multiphase-conference.com/). The conference program also includes a "Short Course" which provides information on current methods for experiments and simulation. It addresses engineers and technicians as well as chemists and physicists.
The HZDR, the conference host, researches the fundamentals of complex multiphase flow. The HZDR scientists have state-of-the-art facilities and develop innovate measurement technology to experimentally examine flows under realistic conditions and, thus, gain data with a very high spatial and temporal resolution. A department that focuses on theory investigates the simulation of flow processes which have relevance for the real world.