To main content

Flow phenomena

Flow phenomena

We develop specialized models and methods related to the flow of gases and liquids, and which is unavailable in commercial software. We have several in-house 1D and 3D CFD codes. Furthermore, we take part in the design of laboratory set-ups to be used for model development. We deliver data, analyses of models and methods, or software.

We work within these areas:

  • CO2 transport and injection – essential to safe and efficient CO2 capture and storage (CCS)
    • Depressurization and pressure-wave propagation
    • Coupling between thermo and fluid dynamics
    • The effect of impurities on the thermophysical properties and the flow
    • Coupled fluid-structure model to predict running-ductile fracture in CO2-transport pipelines (collaboration with SINTEF Materials and Chemistry)
    • Heat transfer through pipes and wells
  • Detailed flow modelling for LNG heat exchangers
  • Oil-water separation, including advanced modelling of drop dynamics in an electric field (electrocoalescence)
  • Heat transfer using magnetic nanofluids, including pumping without moving parts
  • Supervision of PhD and master candidates in collaboration with NTNU

Method:
Our researchers have their background from energy and environmental engineering, physics and mathematics, chemistry and nanotechnology. We strive to achieve a high quality of work, and we have developed our proper code development and testing system.

Relevant projects

Contacts