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Multiphase Flow Optimisation Strategies with Industrial Applications

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€0
EU Contribution
€2 607 718
Project Acronym
MFLOPS
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Multiphase flows, fluid flows consisting of more than one phase, are ubiquitous in industry. They seem to be holding the key to the efficient design of electrification technologies for the transport sector, such as battery thermal management systems and proton exchange membrane fuel cells for innovative aviation propulsion systems. However, methods for optimising multiphase flows for industrial applications are lacking. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the MFLOPS project aspires to develop coupled multiphase flow and optimisation methods, including adjoint methods, and apply them to cases specified by non-academic beneficiaries and partners.

Objectives

Efforts to reduce CO2 emissions require innovative and technologically viable solutions to be developed. Technology holds the greatest potential to help society address the challenges of designing energy efficient concepts at affordable prices. Among the wide envelope of factors, one core characteristic relevant to this proposal is the occurrence of multiphase flows, which are ubiquitous in nature and industry. For example, hydraulic turbomachines, ship propeller systems, and e-fuel injectors are compromised by the occurrence of catastrophic cavitation. In the field of power generation, boiling heat transfer is the predominant energy conversion method. Multiphase flows for immiscible fluids seem to hold the key to the efficient design of emerging electrification technologies of the transport sector, such as battery thermal management systems and Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells for innovative aviation propulsion systems, as well as in the design of energy efficient marine vessels. Optimisation methods for designing efficient systems are largely missing from the relevant technological sectors. MFLOPS aspires to develop coupled multiphase flow and optimisation methods, including adjoint methods, and apply them to cases specified by MFLOPS’s non-academic beneficiaries and partners. This coupling of research with industry makes MFLOPS a truly innovative network for Doctoral researchers to start their career. A holistic training is provided by scientists and industry leaders to facilitate the accomplishment of the scientific tasks and to apply them to industrial practice. Additional networking, transferable skills and rigorous scientific training on the relevant topics make MFLOPS a well-connected cohort of future leaders with the ability to communicate across disciplines, aiming to support European industries, while been heavily involved in the public mandate for global CO2 reduction.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Other Programme
HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01-01 MSCA Doctoral Networks 2021

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Address
UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 2, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany
EU Contribution
€521 078
Partner Organisations
Organisation
J. M. VOITH SE & CO. KG
Address
ST. POLTENER STRASSE 43, 89522 HEIDENHEIM AN DER BRENZ, Germany
EU Contribution
€260 539
Organisation
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Address
HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS, 157 80 ATHINA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€480 197
Organisation
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Address
AM SCHWARZENBERG CAMPUS 1, 21073 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€260 539
Organisation
AVL LIST GMBH
Address
HANS-LIST-PLATZ 1, 8020 GRAZ, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€540 662
Organisation
ANDRITZ HYDRO GMBH
Address
EIBESBRUNNERGASSE 20, 1120 WIEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€270 331
Organisation
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
STEVINWEG 1, 2628 CN DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€274 370

Technologies

Technology Theme
Road vehicle design and manufacturing
Technology
Gradient-based optimisation methods for automotive flow design
Development phase
Research/Invention

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