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Privatdozent Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Frank

Gerstackerstrasse 9
D-83607 Holzkirchen
Germany
+49 - 151 - 54859448
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DrTh.Frank@arcor.de
Study and Employment
Field of Research and Special Research interests
Some Examples of Numerical Predictions
List of Publications and some newer Publications
Scientific CV (PDF)
Lecture "Theory and Application of Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Process Technology"

Study and Employment :

since September 2010 : ANSYS Germany GmbH
ANSYS Fluid Solver Validation Manager
Staudenfeldweg 12
D-83624 Otterfing, Germany
Tel.: +49-8024-9054-776
Fax: +49-8024-9054-417
Email: Thomas.Frank@ansys.com
Internet: http://www.ansys.com
         
März 2003 - August 2010 : ANSYS Germany GmbH
Head of Funded CFX Software Development Group
Staudenfeldweg 12
D-83624 Otterfing, Germany
Tel.: +49-8024-9054-776
Fax: +49-8024-9054-417
Email: Thomas.Frank@ansys.com
Internet: http://www.ansys.com/products/cfx.asp

January 2003 - February 2003 : AEA Technology GmbH, CFX-Germany
Computational Fluid Dynamics CFX Development
Staudenfeldweg 12
D-83624 Otterfing, Germany
Tel.: +49-8024-9054-776
Fax: +49-8024-9054-417
Email: Thomas.Frank@ansys.com
Internet: http://www.ansys-germany.com

January 1996 - December 2002 : TUC - Chemnitz University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Process Technology
Department of Technical Thermodynamics
Head of the Research Group on Multiphase Flows / SFB-393, Project D2
Reichenhainer Str. 70, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
Email: DrTh.Frank@arcor.de
January 1992 - December 1995 : Research Group on Multiphase Flows
Scientist Integration Program (WIP/HEP)
Chemnitz, Germany
September 1986 - December 1991 : Institute of Mechanics, Academy of Science
Department on Rheology and Multiphase Flows
Karl-Marx-Stadt, G.D.R.
August 1981 - September 1986 : 5 years study in Theoretical Mechanics / Fluid Mechanics
at the Moscow State University "M.W. Lomonossow"
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
Moscow, USSR
Internet: http://www.msu.ru/english/

Field of Research :

Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering and Process Technology
Numerical Simulation of Fluid and disperse Multiphase Flows (Eulerian two-phase flow modelling and Lagrangian particle tracking)
High Performance and Parallel / Cluster Computing in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Special Research Interests :

Development and implementation of advanced multiphase flow models in CFX-5.6 bis CFX-12.0; population balance models (MUSIG - multiple size group model); Validation of multiphase flow models in reactor safety applications
LES - Large Eddy Simulation
Investigation of effective parallelization of the Eulerian-Lagrangian approache for numerical prediction of disperse multiphase flows on MIMD parallel computing architectures - part of the Collaborative Research Centre 393 (DFG-SFB 393/D2)
Cooperation with Prof. Dr. M. Peric from the Department of Ship Building at the University Hamburg in the field of further development and extension of the block-structured Navier-Stokes solver MISTRAL-2D/3D including full multigrid solving scheme, parallelization and application to disperse multiphase flows
Development of a fully parallelized Lagrange- / PSI-Cell-Solver for numerical simulation of disperse multiphase flows (gas-particle flows) in complex 2- and 3-dimensional geometries by application of a dynamic domain decomposition (DDD) method with optimized load balancing
Investigation of disperse multiphase flows with strong phase interation (phase coupling) due to the exchange of mass, momentum and energy between phases
Development of non-steady Eulerian-Lagrangian approach for numerical prediction of unsteady particle laden fluid flows in complex 3d geometries. Parallelization for the simultanous particle tracking algorithm with synchronized Eulerian and Lagrangian time steps.

Some Examples of Numerical Predictions :

Numerical prediction of multiphase flows
Distribution of particle concentration for a gas-particle flow in a 3d channel with corner vanes
Prediction of wall erosion for a gas-particle flow in a 3d channel without corner vanes
Transient simulations of gas-particle flows
Prediction of particle separation in a standard cyclone by application of a 3-dimensional, parallelized Lagrangian approach
Numerical prediction of the gas-particle flow in different designs of symmetrical double cyclone separators
Numerical prediction of pulverized fuel flow in bifurcators and trifurcators
Non-steady predictions of gas-particle flows - fluid and particle motion in a Von Karman vortex street behind a cylinder

Defense of the University Lecturers Qualification (Habilitation, venia legendi) on 21. Juni 2002 at the TU Chemnitz :

Prof. Dr. R. Kreißig opens the session
Prof. Dr. R. Kreißig opens the session
1. row from the left: Prof. Dr. F. Ebert, Prof. Dr. M. Sommerfeld, Prof. Dr. J. Naumann, Prof. Dr. A. Meyer
1. row from the left: Prof. Dr. F. Ebert, Prof. Dr. M. Sommerfeld, Prof. Dr. J. Naumann, Prof. Dr. A. Meyer
In discussion of the main talk
In discussion of the main talk
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Frank presenting his talk
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Frank presenting his talk
Congratulations from Prof. Dr. R. Kreißig for the successfull completion of the Habilitation
Congratulations from Prof. Dr. R. Kreißig for the successfull completion of the Habilitation
1. row from the left : Prof. Dr. B. Platzer, Dr. Th. Frank, Prof. Dr. M. Sommerfeld; 2. row from the left : Dr. M. Pester, Prof. Dr. A. Meyer, Prof. Dr. R. Kreißig, Prof. Dr. J. Naumann, Prof. Dr. G. Wozniak, Dr. U. Schirmer
1. row from the left : Prof. Dr. B. Platzer, Dr. Th. Frank, Prof. Dr. M. Sommerfeld
2. row from the left : Dr. M. Pester, Prof. Dr. A. Meyer, Prof. Dr. R. Kreißig, Prof. Dr. J. Naumann, Prof. Dr. G. Wozniak, Dr. U. Schirmer

Some newer or more important publications :

Most Recent Publications
Most recent publications you will find on my publications list.

Frank Th.:
"Parallele Algorithmen für die numerische Simulation dreidimensionaler, disperser Mehrphasenströmungen und deren Anwendung in der Verfahrenstechnik"
engl.: "Parallel algorithms for the numerical simulation of 3-dimensional disperse multiphase flows and theire application in process technology"
Contents (in german language)
Summary (in german language)
Submitted and accepted for venia legendi (Habilitation, university lecture qualification) in the field of fluid mechanics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Process Technoly, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Submitted : October 2001, Defensed : 21. June 2002
17 Tables, 126 Figures, 356 Pages, 613 references
Shaker Verlag, Aachen, July 2002
ISBN : 3-8322-0532-2
Listed also in the Multimedia ONline ARchiv CHemnitz (MONARCH)
The Thesis can be ordered under the ISBN number cited above from the publisher Shaker Verlag, Aachen, from Amazon or localy in good scientific book stores.
Frank Th., Bernert K., Pachler K., Schneider H. :
"Aspects of Efficient Parallelization of Disperse Gas-Particle Flow Predictions Using Eulerian-Lagrangian Approach"
ICMF 2001 - 4th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Paper No. 311, pp. 1-13,
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., May 27 - June 1, 2001
Paper in PDF (Acrobat Reader) format
Abstract
Schade K.-P., Schneider H., Frank Th., Erdmann H.-J., Hädrich Th., Bernert K. :
"Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Particle Erosion Caused by Pulverized Fuel in Channels and Pipework of Coal-Fired Power Plant"
ICMF 2001 - 4th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Paper No. 325, pp. 1-12,
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., May 27 - June 1, 2001
Abstract
Bernert K., Frank Th., Schneider H., Pachler K. :
"Numerical Simulation of Disperse Multiphase Flows With an Application in Power Engineering"
3rd International Symposium on Computational Technologies for Fluid/Thermal/Chemical Systems with Industrial Applications
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., September 22-26, 2001
Frank Th.:
"Application of Eulerian-Lagrangian Prediction of Gas-Particle Flows to Cyclone Separators"
VKI - Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Lecture Series Programme 1999-2000
"Theoretical and Experimental Modeling of Particulate Flow"
Rhode-Saint-Genese (Bruessels), Belgium, 3.-7. April 2000, pp. 1-52.
Frank Th., Bernert K., Pachler K., Schneider H.:
"Efficient Parallelization of Eulerian-Lagrangian Approach for Disperse Multiphase Flow Calculations on MIMD Computer Architectures"
IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing,
CLUSTER 2000, November 28.-December 2., 2000,
Chemnitz University of Technology, Saxony, Germany.
Extended version of the paper (13 pages)
Short abstract of the paper as published in the conference proceedings (2 pages)
Bernert K., Frank Th., Schneider H., Pachler K.:
"Multi-Grid Acceleration of a SIMPLE-Based CFD-Code and Aspects of Parallelization"
IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing,
CLUSTER 2000, November 28.-December 2., 2000,
Chemnitz University of Technology, Saxony, Germany.
Paper with large color pictures (Attention : 54.8 Mbyte)
Paper without large color pictures (109.4 kbyte)
Frank Th., Schneider J., Bernert K. :
"Numerische Untersuchung der Gas-Partikel-Strömung in symmetrischen Doppelzyklonabscheidern"
VDI-Gesellschaft Energietechnik und VDI-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen
VDI-Forum "Zyklonabscheider in der Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik"
27./28. Oktober 1999, Leverkusen, Germany.
VDI-Berichte 1511, VDI-Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1999.
Abstract
Best view (color version of the paper) : Artikel in Farbe (!! Caution : very large file, 124.5 Mb !!)
Best print (gray scale version of the paper) : Artikel in Graustufen (20.9 Mb)
Frank Th., Schneider J., Yu Q., Wassen E.:
"Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Particle Separation in a Symmetrical Double Cyclone Separator"
8th Int. Symposium on Gas-Particle Flows,
ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting,
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., July 18-22, 1999.
CD-ROM Proceedings, Paper No. FEDSM99-7865, pp. 1-10.
Abstract
Frank Th., Wassen E., Q. Yu:
"Lagrangian Prediction of Disperse Gas-Particle Flow in Cyclon Separators"
ICMF '98 - 3rd International Conference on Multiphase Flow 1998
Lyon, France, June 8.-12., 1998
CD-ROM Proceedings, Paper No. 217, pp. 1-8.
Abstract
Th. Frank, Q. Yu, E. Wassen :
"Numerische Untersuchung der Strähnenbildung und Erosion in 3-dimensionalen Gas-Feststoff-Strömungen"
49. Berg- und Hüttenmännischer Tag, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Kolloquium "Probleme angewandter Strömungsforschung"
18./19. Juni 1998, in : Freiberger Forschungshefte.
Abstract
Frank Th., Schulze I.:
"Numerical simulation of gas-droplet flow around a nozzle in a cylindrical chamber using Lagrangian model based on a multigrid Navier-Stokes solver"
Int. Symposium on Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows,
ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting,
Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, June 19-23, 1994.

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