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Welcome to ICNMMF 2014

Considering the vast importance of multiphase flows in various applications ranging from medcine to aeronautics and the growing importance of Computational Fluid Dynamics in multiphase flows, we are hosting the

2nd International Conference on Numerical Methods in Multiphase Flows (ICNMMF-II), was held in Darmstadt, Germany, from June 30 to July 2 in 2014.

The idea behind this conference series is to have a bi-annual international high-level meeting, focused on numerical aspects with respect to the latest developments and needs in CFD for multiphase flows. Our intent is to bring together the international community in a focused technical exchange environment.

ICNMMF-II will comprise invited, plenary, oral and poster presentations.

  • Invited Speakers(confirmed)
    Eberhard Bänsch (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
    Damir Juric (CNRS/LIMSI)
    Stéphane Popinet (CNRS/UPMC)
    Mikhail Shashkov (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Shu Takagi (University of Toyko)
    Berend van Wachem (Imperial College London)
  • Plenary talks of selected outstanding contributions addressing numerical aspects in advanced methods
  • Oral and poster presentations on progress in numerical methods for Multiphase-CFD

Scope of the ICNMMF-II

ICNMMF-II focuses on numerical methods with emphasis on recent developments, new research ideas, techniques, and directions in the field of Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics.

ICNMMF-II is on advanced numerical techniques and methods with emphasis on two-phase flows being resolved on interfacial scale, including but not limited to: Interface Capturing (Level Set, Volume Of Fluid, Moment Of Fluid approach), Interface Tracking (Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian moving mesh approach), Front Tracking, meshless particle methods.

Contributions to the ICNMMF-II should address central numerical aspects such as conservation, accuracy, fidelity, boundedness, stability, convergence, etc. and/or computational costs, parallelization, efficiency, implementation complexity etc.

Topics of the ICNMMF-II

Methods & Models

  • Progress in Multiphase-CFD approaches, e.g. in Direct Numerical Simulation (sharp vs. diffuse interface models), two-/multi-fluid models, particle-based methods, meshless methods, hybrid methods;
  • Advanced explicit/implicit/adaptively implict collocated/staggered discretization techniques, enhanced numerical schemes, e.g. high-order schemes;
  • Rigorous models and numerical methods for multiphysics at interfaces;
  • Advanced algorithms and solution techniques for coupled multiphase systems;
  • Modern (object oriented, generic and meta) programming techniques;
  • Adaptive, dynamic and multiscale techniques;
  • Numerical benchmarks (Verification & Validation) for method development;
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) and Parallel computing methods, Techniques for large-scale simulations of multiphase systems;
  • Optimization, Controllability, Uncertainty Quantification


  • Segregated multiphase flows, e.g., two-phase/free-surface flows;
  • Dispersed multiphase flows, e.g., bubble/droplet flow, sprays, fluidized beds, particulate flow/multi-particle systems, polydispersity;
  • Turbulence in two- and multiphase flows;
  • Interfacial Heat and Mass Transfer, Phase change, Cavitation;
  • All speed multiphase flow: High Mach-number flows, Compressibility;
  • Multicomponent & Reacting multiphase systems;
  • Interfacial flows & Interfacial multiphysics

International Scientific Committee of the ICNMMF-II

  • Marek Behr (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Dieter Bothe (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
  • Charles Hirsch (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Hrvoje Jasak (University of Zagreb)
  • Hans Kuipers (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
  • Robert Kunz (Penn State University)
  • Claus-Dieter Munz (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Andrea Prosperetti (Johns Hopkins University)
  • David Paul Schmidt (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Alfredo Soldati (University of Udine)
  • Martin Sommerfeld (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Mark Sussman (Florida State University)
  • Akio Tomiyama (Kobe University)
  • Gretar Tryggvason (University of Notre Dame)
  • Stefan Turek (Technische Universität Dortmund)
  • Markus Uhlmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Stéphane Zaleski (University Pierre and Marie Curie)

Local Organising Committee of the ICNMMF-II

  • Dieter Bothe and Holger Marschall (co-chairmen)
  • Matthias Hieber
  • Martin Oberlack
  • Arnold Reusken
  • Michael Schäfer
  • Peter Stephan
  • Cameron Tropea
  • Bernhard Weigand

Hosting Organisations/Institutions of the ICNMMF-II

• The Darmstadt cluster of excellence “Smart Interfaces”

• The Darmstadt graduate school “Computational Engineering”

• The Darmstadt-Stuttgart research cluster “Drop Processes at Extreme Conditions”

• The DFG-priority program 1506 “Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces”

• The International Research Training Group 1529 “Mathematical Fluid Dynamics”

We seek to keep the conference focused on advanced methods. We anticipate two parallel sessions so as to maximize exposure of presented research. There will be no published manuscripts – all presentations will be made available to participants electronically immediately after the conference.

We are looking forward to meeting you all at ICNMMF-II

Dieter Bothe and Holger Marschall
(Co-Chairmen of the ICNMMF2014)