Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Thermofluids section offers research expertise within the areas of fluid mechanics, multi-phase flow, reacting flows and combustion as well as experimentation and computation.

Multiphase Flow

In the field of multiphase flow, focus is on dilute gas-particle systems in different applications. Most of the effort is focused on non-conventional particles, characterised by non-sphericity and/or relatively large size ratios, and the interaction mechanisms between such particles and the flow structures in the carrying fluid and near-wall areas.

Reacting Flows

The work in reacting flows covers turbulent combustion (mainly solid biomass), super or near-critical flows and laminar reacting flows, e.g. in fuel cells. Efforts are focused on the physical aspects of reacting flows, either single or two-phase, and the interaction between fuel and oxidant.

Model development and validation

A key issue is to develop and validate models for gas-particle flow, combustion and laminar reacting flows, either in stand-alone in-house modelling tools or commercial CFD codes, thereby making the research available to research partners and industry.

The section has well equipped laboratories at its disposal. Test facilities include large scale testing of combustion processes, fuel cell and reformer systems, biofuel processing systems and flow facilities. Amongst others, data acquisition tools include FT-IR, mass spectroscopy, particle image and laser Doppler velocimetry.

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  • Research Output

    A broadband macro-fiber-composite piezoelectric energy harvester for higher energy conversion from practical wideband vibrations

    Khazaee, M., Rezaniakolaei, A. & Rosendahl, L., Oct 2020, In : Nano Energy. 76, 104978.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • A comparative study on three reactor types for methanol synthesis from syngas and CO2

    Cui, X. & Kær, S. K., 6 Mar 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 393, 124632, 124632.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Prizes

    Best presentation award

    Stroe, Rodica Elisabeta (Recipient), 13 May 2019

    Prize: Conference prizes


    Financial Award

    Saher Al Shakhshir (Recipient), 31 Dec 2017

    Prize: Other prizes

  • The ITS Outstanding Application Paper

    Elena Anamaria Man (Recipient), Dezso Sera (Recipient), Lászlo Máthé (Recipient), Schaltz, Erik (Recipient) & Rosendahl, Lasse (Recipient), 2 Jul 2015

    Prize: Other prizes

  • Activities

    AI applications in the power-to-methanol process and fuel cells: a short discussion

    Xiaoti Cui (Lecturer), , Vincenzo Liso (Lecturer), & Søren Knudsen Kær (Lecturer)

    11 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


    Girls' Day in Science AAU 2019

    Amelia Reimer Borregaard (Organizer), , Rikke Hagensby Jensen (Organizer), , Anna Lyhne Jensen (Participant), , Anne Marie Svane (Participant), , Anne Juhler Hansen (Participant), , Ann-Louise Andersen (Participant), , Belinda Nors (Participant), , Cejna Anna Quist-Jensen (Participant), , Katrine Vogt Møller (Participant), , Kirstine Meyer Frandsen (Participant), , Lea Tøttrup (Participant), , Marike Koch van den Broek (Participant), , Lone Kørnøv (Participant), , Janne Jul Jensen (Participant), , Vibeke R Borregaard (Participant), & Lotte Sørensen (Participant)

    2 Oct 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


    Transport and Energy meeting with the European Commission

    Niels Agerholm (Organizer), , Lasse Aistrup Rosendahl (Organizer), , Kristian Hegner Reinau (Organizer), & Anne Britt Larsson (Organizer)

    24 Jan 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars


    Press / Media

    Nyt PtX-anlæg i Aalborg producerer 300.000 liter e-metanol om året

    Søren Knudsen Kær


    4 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    SAS får økonomisk redningspakke

    Lasse Rosendahl


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Fra PtX-idé til virkelighed: Danmarks første eMethanolanlæg producerer flydende el

    Søren Knudsen Kær


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media