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Prof Harry Van den Akker - Bernal Professor of Fluid Mechanics

Research interests:

Computational and experimental fluid mechanics, CFD, Lattice-Boltzmann simulations, mixing, multi-phase flow, turbulence, transport phenomena, chemical engineering.

At the moment, my main interest is in developing lattice-Boltzmann techniques for describing meso-scale transport, transfer, and phase change processes in fluids and materials (to be expanded)

More information: ResearchGate
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Recent Publications

  1. Kamali M.R., J.J.J. Gillissen, H.E.A. Van den Akker and S. Sundaresan (2013) Lattice-Boltzmann-based two-phase thermal model for simulating phase change. Phys Rev. E 88, 033302 (IF=2.313 (2012); Citations = 0)
  2. Kamali M.R. and H.E.A. Van den Akker (2013) Simulating Gas-Liquid Flows by Means of a Pseudo-potential Lattice Boltzmann Method Ind. Eng. Chem. Research 52, 11365-11377 (IF=2.206 (2012); Citations = 2)
  3. Gillissen J.J.J. and H.E.A. van den Akker (2012) Direct Numerical Simulation of the turbulent flow in a baffled tank driven by a Rushton turbine. AIChE Journal 58, 3878-3890 (IF=2.493 (2012); Citations = 2)
  4. Kamali M.R., S. Sundaresan, H.E.A. Van den Akker and J.J.J. Gillissen (2012) A multi-component two-phase lattice-Boltzmann method applied to a 1-D Fischer-Tropsch reactor. Chem. Eng. J. 207-208, 587-595 (IF=3.473 (2012); Citations = 2)
  5. Van den Akker H.E.A. (2010) Toward A Truly Multi-scale Computational Strategy For Simulating Turbulent Two-Phase Flow Processes. Ind. Eng. Chem. Research 49, 10780-10797 (IF=2.206 (2012); Citations = 6)
  6. Heus T., G. Van Dijk, H.J.J. Jonker and H.E.A. Van den Akker (2008) Mixing in shallow cumulus clouds studied by Lagrangian particle tracking. J. Atmos. Sci. 65, 2581-2597 (IF=2.672 (2012); Citations = 28)
  7. Hartmann H., J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker (2006) Mixing times in a turbulent stirred tank by means of LES. AIChE Journal 52, 3696-3706 (IF=2.493 (2012); Citations = 30)
  8. Van den Akker H.E.A. (2006) The details of turbulent mixing processes and their simulation, Advances in Chemical Engineering 31, Ed. G.B. Marin, Elsevier, pp. 151-229 (Citations = 28)
  9. Ten Cate A., J.J. Derksen, L.M. Portela and H.E.A. Van den Akker (2004) Fully resolved simulations of colliding mono-disperse spheres in forced isotropic turbulence. J. Fluid Mech. 519, 233-271 (IF=2.183 (2012); Citations = 63)
  10. Derksen J.J. and H.E.A. Van den Akker (1999) LES on the flow driven by a Rushton turbine. AIChE Journal 45, 209-221 (IF=2.493 (2012); Citations = 196)

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