National Energy Technology Laboratory

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.

2015 NETL-IWTU Fluidization Workshop

On March 19, 2015, DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Environmental Management (EM), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and Idaho National Laboratory Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) held the NETL-IWTU Fluidization Workshop.  This workshop discussed various fluidization topics how fluidization forms the basis for many FE and EM applications.  Topics discussed included fluidization fundamentals and their applications to power plants, coal kinetics, agglomeration, filter systems, […]

2015 NETL Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science

Dear Colleagues, You are cordially invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) 2015 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science. This year’s workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 12 through Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 150 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown WV 26508. This event will […]

2014 Multiphase Flow Science Workshop

2014 NETL Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science Tuesday,  August  5, 2014 – Governors Ballroom,  Lakeview Resort Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer) Welcome and Introduction (Governors Ballroom) William Rogers, Leader – Multiphase Flow Team U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory NETL Multiphase Flow Research Overview Madhava Syamlal, Focus Area Leader – Computational and Basic Science […]

2013 Multiphase Flow Science Workshop

2013 NETL Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science Tuesday,  August  6, 2013 – Governors Ballroom,  Lakeview Resort Registration (Grand Ballroom Foyer) Welcome and Introduction (Governors Ballroom) William Rogers, Leader – Multiphase Flow Team U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory NETL Multiphase Flow Research Overview Madhava Syamlal, Focus Area Leader – Computational and Basic Science […]

2012 Mutliphase Flow Science Workshop

NETL 2012 Conference on Multiphase Flow Science May 22-24, 2012 Disclaimer Presentations Tuesday May 22, 2012 Welcome and Introduction Chris Guenther Session Chair: Merdad Shahnam Overview of Multiphase Flow Science at NETL Madhava Syamlal (DOE-NETL) Presentation [PDF] Key Note Lecture: Heat Transfer Enhancement in Dense Suspensions of Agitated Solids Michael Louge (Cornell University) Presentation [PDF] […]

2009 Mutliphase Flow Science Workshop

NETL 2009 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science Euro-Suites Hotel, Morgantown, WV  April 22-23, 2009 PRESENTATIONS Kinetic Theory of Polydisperse Granular Flows and Validation Data  Christine Hrenya, Colorado University Quadrature-Based Moment Methods for Polydisperse Gas-Solid Flows  Rodney Fox, Iowa State University Fluid-Particle Drag Force in Bidisperse Suspensions  Sankaran Sundaresan, Princeton University Modeling Particle-Fluid Momentum Transfer in […]