NETL Multiphase Flow Science Group

Simulation-Based Engineering Tools to Advance Multiphase Flow Systems

US Department of Energy Engineers and Scientists developing and applying Multiphase CFD Tools and using experimentation to advance existing and next-generation energy and environmental devices and systems

News

Latest information on MFS product development, new applications, and stakeholder outreach
MFiX 21.2 Release

MFiX 21.2 Release Announcement

Dear MFiX user, We are pleased to announce the MFiX 21.2 release. Please download the latest version. See the release note below that highlights the …

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Collaborations with Minority Serving Institutions Bolster NETL Modeling Capabilities

NETL’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU-OMI) program has enabled more than 40 groundbreaking energy research projects since 2010. Two such …

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All Time Registrations

440

2021 Registrations

2,900

2021 MFiX Downloads

748

2020 Registrations

8,471

2020 MFiX Downloads

R&D 100 Winner

7,123

All Time Registrations

440

2021 Registrations

748

2020 Registrations

R&D 100 Winner

2,900

2021 MFiX Downloads

8,471

2020 MFiX Downloads

About

MFS research at NETL is performed by a crosscutting team of engineers and scientists in NETL’s Computational Science and Engineering Directorate (CSE), skilled in development and application of multiphase computational fluid dynamics software and multiphase experimentation. CSE’s Multiphase Flow Team consists of 30 DOE and contractor researchers coming together from U.S. and International multiphase flow academic and industry research programs.

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Products

The MFS program provides a broad range of software tools, research laboratory capabilities, high fidelity data, and a product support forum to serve the program’s stakeholders and benefit the multiphase flow research community

MFS flagship, open-source suite of multiphase, computational fluid dynamics software

Flexible graphical programming library for development of software process workflows

Chemistry management software focused on computational modeling of reacting systems

Cross-platform application for tracking objects in videos, image stacks, or files that contain object positions

Multiphase flow laboratory for high-fidelity data supporting model development and code validation

Interact with and learn from MFS developers, researchers and the stakeholder community online

Research + Publications

MFS research at NETL is funded by several U.S. Department of Energy programs, with primary support coming from DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). MFS tools and capabilities support FE’s mission to ensure the nation can rely on traditional energy resources for clean energy while enhancing environmental protection. The MFS team works to improve the understanding of both fundamental multiphase physics and performance of multiphase devices that underpin exiting and new technologies for this effort

Workshops

Bringing together international leaders from industry, academia, and government laboratories to exchange ideas and progress in advancing the use of physics-based multiphase simulations to overcome technical barriers encountered in the development of highly efficient, environmentally acceptable energy, environmental and industrial technologies and processes