Group of Power & Flow

Group Van Oijen

"The energy transition requires the development of clean and efficient conversion devices for alternative carbon-free fuels and energy carriers. Numerical models play a major role in the design process of such devices."

Research Profile

Group van Oijen is specialized in theoretical and numerical modelling of combustion.

The expertise is largely in the field of engines and energy converters and is focused on mechanical engineering, chemically reacting flows, modelling combustion and interfacial transport phenomena in engineering flows. The group employs highly fidelity numerical models to unravel the fundamental processes in reacting flows and uses this knowledge to develop computationally efficient models for large-scale simulations of real devices. The leader of this group (Jeroen van Oijen) is the inventor of the well-known Flamelet-Generated Manifold (FGM) method, which enables the use of detailed reaction mechanisms in engineering simulations at affordable computational cost. Group van Oijen aims to develop new models for the design of devices employing new combustion concepts and future sustainable fuels.

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Student opportunities

Are you a student interested in graduating or doing a project in the Power & Flow group? Our research covers a very broad range of subjects. We design, make and test systems for various power and flow applications. In most of our graduation projects we perform experimental, theoretical or numerical studies of the interplay between heat (production) and flow. Students use these studies to either understand the fundamentals of these heat and flow problems or to apply them and find practical solutions on how to operate or optimize the application.