The research of ITV Stuttgart focuses on the modelling of turbulent, reacting multiphase flows. Our key research areas are gas phase combustion, multiphase flows (both gas/liquid and gas/solid) and nanoparticle processes. Our work is concerned with various aspects of modelling physical and chemical phenomena that occur in these processes, such as turbulence, chemical kinetics (both homogeneous and heterogeneous), pollutant formation, ignition, variation of flame structures, combustion regimes, phase change and particle/droplet dynamics, agglomeration and growth. A particular focus is on the development of advanced modelling concepts, such as flamelets, conditional moment closure (CMC), probability density function (PDF) and multiple mapping conditioning (MMC). The new models are employed to describe small scale turbulence-chemistry and turbulence-particulate interactions in the context of large eddy (LES) and direct numerical simulation (DNS).
ITV's research is structured in five key research areas.