This project is funded
by the European Union
(Marie Curie Actions - IAPP)

Partners


University of Luxembourg
Research Unit of Engineering Science and Computer Science
Luxemborg
Luxemborg

http://uni.lu/

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university. Founded in 2003, the UL is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where the three campuses are located in Belval, Kirchberg and Limpertsberg. Close to the European institutions and to Luxembourg’s financial centre, the university is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere.

The Research Unit in Engineering Sciences (RUES) is an interdisciplinary group active in the classical domains of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The main research activities are cooperative efforts of specialists in the classical engineering domains organized in four main clusters: Construction & Design, Energy & Environment, Automation & Mechatronics and Geophysics.

The AMST project was carried in the framework of the Luxembourg XDEM Research Centre:

The Luxembourg XDEM Research Centre dedicated to the Extended Discrete Element Method (XDEM) develops advanced simulation technology for multi-physics applications. XDEM is a novel and innovative numerical simulation technique that extends the dynamics of granular materials or particles as described through the classical discrete element method (DEM) by additional properties such as the thermodynamic state, stress/strain, or electromagnetic field for each particle. While DEM predicts the spatial-temporal position and orientation for each particle, XDEM additionally evaluates properties such as the internal temperature and/or species distribution. These predictive capabilities are further extended by an interaction to fluid flow by heat, mass and momentum transfer and impact of particles on structures, and thus couples to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Method (FEM) to cover a large range of engineering applications. All software modules are embedded into a well-designed object oriented hierarchy that relieves the user of underlying mathematics or software design, and therefore, is able to direct his focus entirely on the application. Both Linux and XP environments also in parallel mode are supported. Hence, the framework offers an efficient work flow including the following benefits:

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Researchers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Peters
Professor of Thermo- and Fluiddynamics at University of Luxembourg
Amir Houshang Mahmoudi
Gabriele Pozzetti
Xavier Besseron
Alvaro Antonio Estupinan Donoso
Anas Obeidat

Interviews

Amir Houshang Mahmoudi
How would you describe your role in the AMST project?
I have worked on this project as Research Fellow for about three years and had a period of three months secondment in inuTech.
What did you focus on in this project? What did you do exactly?
I developed a solver to take into account the heat, mass and momentum transfer between/within two phases (solid and gas). Moreover, the solver considers chemical reaction in each phase.
What is your (current) background in the research’s field?
I work as a fluid and thermal expert in Demcon-Bunova. My main focus is on the modeling of multi-phase flow and heat transfer in different applications.
Gabriele Pozzetti
How would you describe your role in the AMST project?
I was Secondee for the AMST project during 3 months. I was also the organizer of the first "Multiscale-Multiphysics symposium" that was done within the AMST framework.
What did you focus on in this project? What did you do exactly?
I mainly focused on the parallelization of Euler-Lagrange software. In particular, I built the first communication structure for running interXDEM in parallel, and obtained the first parallel working version of the software.
What is your (current) background in the research’s field?
I obtained a Master in Nuclear and Energetical Engineering at the University of Bologna, and I am currently doing a PhD in Engineering Sciences while focusing on Computational Science at the University of Luxembourg.
Xavier Besseron
How would you describe your role in the AMST project?
I was Secondee for the AMST project during 9 months.
What did you focus on in this project? What did you do exactly?
I was in charge of code parallelization and technology transfer.
What is your (current) background in the research’s field?
My current background focuses on High Performance Computing.
Alvaro Estupinan Donoso
How would you describe your role in the AMST project?
I have worked on this project as Secondee for 9 months.
What did you focus on in this project? What did you do exactly?
I was in charge of writing the AMST tutorials guide, developing numerical models for reduction of metal oxides in packed beds as well as the Technology transfer.
What is your (current) background in the research’s field?
I obtained a PhD. in Engineering Sciences at the University of Luxembourg. Currently, my research work is focused on the discrete-continuous modelling of powder metal processing, chemical reactions and thermal engineering. My research is supported by the National Research Fund, Luxembourg (Project-ID: 11245004).