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Research divison Thermal Process Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology

About Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in process engineering and energy technology:

For the detailed engineering of processes knowledge is needed about the fluid flow in important and critical sections of apparatuses. This information typically involves local heat and mass transfer, pressure drop, velocity-, temperature- and concentration profiles, turbulence and mixing behaviour. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a valuable simulation tool to gain this information by solving the governing differential equations. CFD does not replace experiments completely, but helps to give detailed insight into apparatuses where experimental data are not easily available.