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Research

 

Prof. Dr. A. C. Benim is continuously working in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) since 1979.

The topics, on which he has been performing active research are given below.

Numerical Modelling


The Finite Element Method (FEM)
The Finite Volume Method (FVM)
The Finite Analytic Method (FAM)
Navier-Stokes Solution Techniques
Lattice Boltzmann Methods (LBM)
The CE/SE Method
                
Mathematical Modelling
        
Turbulence Modelling
Combustion Modelling
Two-Phase Flow Modelling
Radiation Modelling

Technical Applications

 

Biomass Combustion

Biofluid Dynamics

          Blood Flow in Human Aorta, Medical Devices   

 

Diesel Engines

          Mixing and Combustion in Cylinders, Diesel Oil Flow in Injectors  Gas

 

Entrained-Flow Gasifiers for IGCC Power Plants      

 

Environmental Flows

          Air flow over urban areas, Flood Risk Analysis

 

Gas Turbines      

          3D Blade Passage Flows in Axail and Radial Turbines abd Compressors

          Blade Cooling & Secondary Air Systems, Inlet Casings,

          Exhaust Diffusers ans Silencer Systems, Micro Gas Turbines  

 

Gas Turbine Combustors

           Combustion Modelling (premixed & non-pemixed, gaseous &liquid)

          Combustor Cooling, Diffuser and Hood Flows, Burner Design 

 

Geothermal Heat Pumps

 

Industrial Burners    

 

Incinerators

          Combustion, Flow and Mixing in Furnaces of MSW Incinerators

 

Metal Processing

           Liquid Metal Flow, Continuous Casting,
          Cooling Systems in Continous Casting, Welding
 

 

Power Plant Boilers

          Pulverised Coal Combustion, Two-Phase Flow in Pulverisers,

          Flue Gas Flow in Tube Banks      

 

Steam Turbines

           3D Blade Passage Flows, Labyrinth Seals, Exhaust Hoods, Condensers 

 

Thermoelectric Generators

 

Transformer Cooling

 

Turbochargers

          3D Blade Passage Flows in Radial Turbines, Spiral Inlet Casings, Erosion       

 

Ventilators

 

Waste Water Treatment Systems

 

Wind Turbines

 

Diverse Applications of Internal and External Aerothermodynamics