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[Seminar] Interface-capturing simulations of two-phase flows or How I spent my faculty scholarly reassignment in Fall 2019

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 Dr. Igor Bolotnov
Associate Professor
Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University


In this talk I will outline the international research collaborations which were established during my stay in Europe last in Fall 2019. First, I will review the opportunities which I had to present and disseminate my research during multiple visits to different research institutions, and the continued opportunities which resulted from those connections.

In the second part I will present more details on the interface-capturing simulations of two-phase flows with several specific examples. New generation methodologies are required in order to take full advantage of the large scale simulation capabilities to greatly enhance the scientific understanding of complex two-phase flow phenomena in nuclear systems.


Dr. Bolotnov is an Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. In the Fall of 2019 Dr. Bolotnov was working at HZDR (Dresden, Germany) during his sabbatical supported by NCSU and the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for experienced researchers. His research had been funded through DOE, NSF, NRC and supported by industry. Dr. Bolotnov is a Program Chair for Thermal Hydraulics Division of ANS and past-president of NCSU Chapter of Sigma Xi. Dr. Bolotnov has over 120 refereed publications, including over 30 journal papers. Eight Ph.D. and 15 Master’s students have graduated under his supervision and he currently advises 6 graduate students. His research focuses on single and two-phase flow turbulent flows, in particular to nuclear reactor applications, and utilization of high-performance computing for direct numerical simulation in complex geometries. Turbulence model development, including advanced machine learning techniques is another active area of research.

Thursday, October 1. 2020
4:00 pm seminar

Seminar will be recorded


October 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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