Short Course "Turbulence inside porous media: physics of fluids and modeling"

October 10, 2022

This short course is organized by SFB 1313, DROPIT and SimTech of the University of Stuttgart.

Time: October 10 – 13, 2022
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General Information
Dates: 10 to 13 October 2022
Time: 9 to 12 am
Place: Multi Media Lab and seminar room 2, U1.003 Pfaffenwaldring 61 as well as Webex
Costs: Free for SFB 1313, DROPIT and SimTech members. Interested researchers from other networks, please contact

Please register for this course via email to Registration deadline is 7 October 2022.

Summary of the short course

Contrary to our understanding, turbulent flow in porous media can be found in different engineering applications such as many kinds of fixed-bed reactors for heat transfer, catalyst and absorption, metal foam and transpiration cooling for gas turbines. However, the understanding and modeling methods are lacking due to its high topological complexity. The lecture is aimed to cover the recent advance on physical understanding based on direct numerical simulation (DNS) and the volume-averaged modeling method of turbulence inside porous media. The volume-averaged models are developed and then calibrated with the data from DNS.


Dr. Xu Chu is currently a Habilitand in the Cluster of Excellence SimTech, University of Stuttgart. He obtained his Bachelor degree (Automotive Engineering) from the Tongji University in Shanghai, China and later Dipl.-Ing (Automotive Engineering) and Dr. -Ing (Thermo-hydraulic) from the University of Stuttgart. He was a junior group leader at the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics (ITLR) of the University of Stuttgart between 2016-2019. In the last five years, he has published 40 journal papers on J. of Fluid Mechanics, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Physics of Fluids, Physical Review Fluids and others. His expertise lies on physical understanding and engineering applications of turbulent flow, porous media flow and multi-phase flow.

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