Dr. Holger Marschall
Research Group Leader on Advanced Two-Phase and Interfacial Flow Simulations using the OpenFOAM®
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- Methods of sharp and diffuse interface models
- Computational analysis of transport processes at fluid interfaces
- Conditional volume-averaging & consistent finite volume discretisation
I am Research Group Leader on Advanced Two-Phase and Interfacial Flow Simulations using the OpenFOAM® CFD Software & Postdoctoral Research Associate (Habilitand), working with Prof. Dieter Bothe in the Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group (MMA) at the Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI), Technical University of Darmstadt. My professional background is in Chemical Engineering with strong focus on numerical simulations of multiphase flows in chemical reactors and apparatus; I am a Chemical Engineer by training.
Graduation in Chemical Engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur Univ.) at the Technische Universität München (predicate 'very good').
Diploma Thesis: Modeling of a microstructurd gas-liquid distributor using CFD, BASF SE
Research Assistant at the Chair of Chemical Engineering, Technische Universität München (predicate 'passed with distinction', 'summa cum laude').
PhD Thesis: Towards the Numerical Simulation of Multi-Scale Two-Phase Flows, Technische Universität München.
- Research Group Leader “Advanced Two-Phase and Interfacial Flow Simulations using the OpenFOAM®”
- Postdoctoral Associate (Habilitand) in the Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group (Prof. Dieter Bothe) at the Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI), Technische Universität Darmstadt
To develop and advance computational methods and techniques with the goal to understand and enhance transport phenomena in two- and multiphase systems of reactive and/or complex fluids as they are processed in a multitude of chemical and process engineering apparatus.
My research interest includes the physics (transport) and chemistry (conversion, selectivity) in two- and multiphase systems, multi-scale modeling of these systems and corresponding numerical methods to cope with associated challenges.
My research has been mainly focused around the C++ library OpenFOAM® Computational Continuum Mechanics incl. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). OpenFOAM is a free, Open Source C++ library under GNU Public License (GPL). This is particularly of interest, since OpenFOAM is used as common, unified development platform for scientific exchange in both academia and industry.