Dear MFIX user,
On August 5-6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy - National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) 2014 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science was held at Lakeview Golf Resort &Spa, 150 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, WV. Approximately 60 people attended the meeting, representing industry, academia and federal laboratories- both domestic and international. There were 25 presentations and 5 posters dealing with a broad range of multiphase flow topics pertinent to FE programs and showcasing the use of FE/NETL computational techniques. This regular, annual event brings together international research leaders working in the area of multiphase flow science to discuss current research projects and discuss future research and development needs in the area of multiphase flow science. This year's topics ranged from four-phase dusty plasma flow such as that encountered in the Martian atmosphere to the application of NETL computational models to analyze behavior of Hawaiian volcanoes. Day 1 of the conference highlighted the fundamental aspects of multiphase model development and model validation. Day 2 of the conference included model application and novel experimental techniques. A special emphasis session was provided to showcase the NETL MFIX code and report on additional MFIX capabilities and speed that have resulted from recent increased development efforts. There were two presentations that reported on the use of NETL Multiphase Flow Challenge Problem data. This data was of great benefit to help better understand model performance and diagnose performance problems as reported by participants. One industry presentation provided their feedback on the requirements for multiphase flow models for application to their energy technologies. This information will be of great value to the multiphase research community. Please visit the workshop page for additional details.
MFIX Development Team