NETL’s Multiphase Flow Science (MFS) group is internationally recognized as a leader in multiphase flow research and computational multiphase flow with the widely used open source MFiX Suite and strong collaborative ties with leading researchers around the world. As part of its goal to encourage multiphase flow research and promote the exchange of ideas, NETL MFS has been hosting multiphase flow workshops since 2006, which has become an annual event since 2009. The workshop 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.
The workshops provide an excellent source of information regarding the state-of-the-art in multiphase theory development, experimental techniques, mathematical models, including techniques and research in model verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification. There is a strong industrial and educational outreach emphasis, including industry participation with student presentations from a variety of U.S. universities. Select papers from the Workshop on Multiphase Science are often included in a special issue of Powder Technology.