Modelling and Simulation of Technical Energy Systems (MSTE)

formerly Energy and Power Plant Technology

The research group MSTE at the institute of RSM at the TU Darmstadt focuses on developing and improving new and existing models for a thermodynamically consistent description of technical energy systems. Our objective is to gain the best possible understanding of the processes taking place and their interactions, and to support the design and optimization tasks of energy systems with reliably accurate predictions. In this respect, MSTE participates in various national and international research projects in cooperation with partners from other research institutes and from industry.

MSTE has competencies in (1) Turbulent, reactive multi-phase flows in combustion and energy systems; (2)Transport processes in fluids and real mixtures; (3)Rheology (flow of non-Newtonian fluids); (4)Thermomechanical processes and conjugated heat transfer; (5)Various methods of numerical Modelling (DNS, LES, RANS/URANS, PDF/FDF, VOF, Euler-Lagrange, Euler-Euler, Hybride Approaches); (6) Simulation of practical applications in the field of power plants, process engineering, sustainable automotive systems and aircraft combustor engines, etc.

The developed methods and models are implemented into CFD codes (OpenFOAM, Kiva-4mpi, FASTEST, OpenLB, ANSYS Fluent, etc.). The validation tasks are supported by experiments (RSM, literature) and own DNS.

Courses of the MSTE

Technical Mechanics IV, Rheology, Gasdynamics, Numerical Modelling of Transport Processes in Fluids, Tutorial of „Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations for Energy Systems“ and Seminars.

Group leader

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Amsini Sadiki


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