Virtual High Temperature Conversion Processes - Virtuhcon
The Centre for Innovation Competence at the Technical University Freiberg was established in 2009 based on the combined initiative of 8 institutes covering different research areas (computer science, mathematics, fluid mechanics, gas and heat technology, material science, process engineering).
The centre focuses on the modelling and the simulation of high temperature conversion processes such as coal gasification and combustion.
Three research groups with more than 20 researchers investigate the complete process starting from feedstock characterization and heterogeneous kinetics (multi-phase-systems group) to the detailed description of heat, mass and momentum transfer in boundary layer flows around particles (interphase phenomena group) and finally the modelling and simulation of the multi-phase turbulent reacting flow in the reactor. The combination of the results from all three groups leads to the virtualisation of complete process. This virtualisation based on fundamental research is used in the process development and optimization.
The Virtuhcon centre hosts and organizes this meeting to bring together researchers from the fields combustion and gasification to discuss state-of-art modelling approaches and simulation results. It is meant to highlight possibilities of common approaches and aims at establishing a closer collaboration between both fields.
Reacting Flow Systems
Interaction of turbulent flow and chemical reactions under realistic process conditions; Comprehensive numerical modeling and 3D-simulation of high temperature conversion processes
From microscale to innovative conversion processes by numerical modeling; Advanced numerical simulation of interfacial processes; Virtualisation of heterogeneous and homogeneous reactions at interfaces
Thermodynamic modeling of multiphase systems; Chemical interactions and modifications of materials in high temperature processes; Multiscale approach: From initial molecular dynamic simulations up to physicochemical properties of raw materials
Competence in modeling and simulation
Virtuhcon - Common Contact ZIK Virtuhcon
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
phone: +49 (0) 37 31 / 39 26 93
fax: +49 (0) 37 31 / 39 45 55