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TIPs - Fluid Physics (TIPs - Fluids)

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Discipline: Chemistry and materials

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Discipline: Mathematics, physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Discipline: Electromechanical systems and fluid processes

Faculty of Applied Sciences | Societal impact: Energy

(Code: ULB829)

Person in charges of the unit : HAUT Benoît, COLINET Pierre, SCHEID Benoît, LAMBERT Pierre.

At the TIPs (Transfers, Interfaces and Processes) Department of ULB, the main goal of the ongoing research is to develop new theoretical, numerical and
experimental methods allowing to understand and predict the behavior of multiphase systems, and to design or optimize industrial processes dedicated to the
transformation of matter (mineral, organic or biological) and energy. There are essentially six main research themes : mixing, gas-liquid mass transfer,
dynamics of interfaces and their instabilities, wetting, porous media, heat transfer and phase change (evaporation, crystallization, ...). The Department is
made of two complementary research units : the Fluid Physics Unit and the Chemical Engineering Unit. The Fluid Physics Unit collaborates with a number of
scientific and industrial partners in Belgium, Europe, USA, Israel and Canada, in the frame of several networks funded by the European Commission or by the
European Space Agency, and also thanks to support at National level (BELSPO, FNRS, Brussels and Walloon Regions). The team investigates mostly fundamental
and/or generic questions, i.e. common to several natural or industrial processes. Studied problems most often involve notions of nonlinear dynamics, physical
chemistry (equilibrium and non-equilibrium), statistical mechanics, transport phenomena, applied mathematics, ... The used tools are either theoretical
(stability analyses, scaling laws, asymptotic techniques, ...), numerical (commercial or 'home-made' software), or experimental (fluid behavior visualization
by interferometry, Schlieren, infrared thermography, ...).

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Solbosch, square groupe G, bâtiment U, porte B, 5ème étage
Address : CP165/67 - av. F.D. Roosevelt , 50 - 1050 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-3-650.35.61
Fax : +32-3-650.29.10
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Frascati domains:

 • 1.3 Physical sciences

 • 1.4 Chemical sciences

 • 2.10 Nano-technology

 • 2.3 Mechanical engineering

 • 2.4 Chemical engineering

Disciplines CRef :

 • Teaching engineering sciences

 • Teaching of sciences

 • Teaching of the natural sciences