Work groups

Computational Thermal Hydraulics


The research group is dedicated to the development of physical and numerical models and methods in the field of energy technology. The focus is on heat and mass transfer in turbulent flows, optimization and design. The main tools in computational thermal hydraulics applied to problems in power engineering  vary from one-dimensional system codes to three-dimensional fluid mechanics codes.

Thermal-hydraulics and safety



Based on experimental data, the working group develops new models for heat transfer and flow behavior in power engineering, especially for thermal power plants, including solar power plants and innovative reactor systems. The new models are implemented in special codes to simulate the thermal-hydraulic behavior on different (temporal and spatial) scales.

Further activities:

- Validation and verification

- Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis

- Investigations on the predictability of the simulations with regard to physical phenomena in energy technology processes.