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Prof Harry Van Den Akker

Biography

Professor Harry Van den Akker, Professor in Transport Phenomena, Delft University of Technology has agreed to become the Bernal Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Limerick commencing in September 2013. Prior to joining the TUDelft, Professor Van den Akker was a research engineer at Shell Research in Amsterdam. He has held visiting appointments in Princeton and at King’s College London. He was President of the Dutch Physical Society for 6 years, and Scientific Director of the Netherlands Research School in Process Technology for 12 years. He has supervised the work of 35 PhD students at Delft, mentored 7 assistant professors there, and has published some 140 peer reviewed journal articles. His h-index is 34 (Scopus). He is regarded as a world leader in the fluid dynamics of multiphase mixing.

Professor Van den Akker’s published work is in the top 20 of articles cited from the major journals in the area including American Institute of Chemical Engineering Journal and Chemical Engineering Research and Development. Other journals having published his papers comprise Chemical Engineering Science, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Powder Technology, and Physical Review E.

Current research interests: Applying Lattice Boltzmann techniques for simulating multi-phase flow processes at the meso-scale.

Publications

Book Chapter

2006

The details of turbulent mixing processes and their simulation
Van den Akker H.E.A.
Advances in Chemical Engineering - Vol. 31

1992

A computational study on dispersing gas in a stirred reactor
Bakker A. and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Fluid Mechanics of Mixing: Modelling, Operations and Experimental Techniques

1986

Chapter 5 - Momentum Equations in Dispersed Two-Phase Flows
Van den Akker H.E.A.
Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics Vol. 3

Conference Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2013

Simulating Gas-Liquid Flows by Means of a Pseudo-potential Lattice Boltzmann Method
Kamali M.R. and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research DOI: 10.1021/ie303356u

2013

Direct numerical simulation of an exothermic gas-phase reaction in a packed bed with random particle distribution
Mousazadeh, F., Van den Akker, H. E. A. and Mudde, R. F.
Chemical Engineering Science DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.02.019

2013

Lattice-Boltzmann-based two-phase thermal model for simulating phase change
Kamali M.R., J.J.J. Gillissen, H.E.A. Van den Akker and S. Sundaresan
Physical Review E DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.033302

2012

Eulerian simulation of heat transfer in a trickle bed reactor with constant wall temperature
Mousazadeh F., H.E.A. Van den Akker and R.F. Mudde
Chemical Engineering Journal

2012

A multi-component two-phase lattice-Boltzmann method applied to a 1-D Fischer-Tropsch reactor
Kamali M.R., S. Sundaresan, H.E.A. Van den Akker and J.J.J. Gillissen
Chemical Engineering Journal DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.07.019

2011

Reply to Comments on "Turbulent flow of shear-thinning liquids in stirred tanks-The effects of Reynolds number and flow index"
Venneker B. C. H., J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Research & Design DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2010.11.007

2011

Avoiding crystallization of lorazepam during infusion
Vellema J., N.G.M. Hunfeld, H.E.A. Van den Akker and J.H. Ter Horst
European J. Pharmaceutical Sciences DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2011.10.010

2011

A lattice Boltzmann study on the drag force in bubble swarms
Gillissen J. J. J., S. Sundaresan and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Journal Of Fluid Mechanics DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2011.125

2011

Contact line motion without slip in lattice Boltzmann simulations
Kamali M.R., J.J.J. Gillissen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Science DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2011.04.010

2010

Turbulent flow of shear-thinning liquids in stirred tanks-The effects of Reynolds number and flow index
Venneker B.C.H., J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Research & Design DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2010.01.002

2009

Uniform Flow in Bubble Columns
Mudde R.F., W.K. Harteveld and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research DOI: 10.1021/ie8000748

2009

Observational validation of the compensating mass flux through the shell around cumulus clouds
Heus T., C.F. J. Pols, H.J.J. Jonker, H.E.A. Van den Akker and D.H. Lenschow
Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society DOI: 10.1002/qj.358

2009

Intensification of co-current gas-liquid reactors using structured catalytic packings: A multi-scale approach
Vervloet D., M.R. Kamali, J.J.J. Gillissen, J. Nijenhuis, H.E.A. Van den Akker, F. Kapteijn and J.R. Van Ommen
Catalysis Today DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2009.07.015

2008

Two-way coupled large-eddy simulations of the gas-solid flow in cyclone separators
Derksen J.J., S. Sundaresan and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Aiche Journal

2008

Mixing in shallow cumulus clouds studied by Lagrangian particle tracking
Heus T., G. Van Dijk, H.J.J. Jonker and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Journal Of The Atmospheric Sciences

2007

Large-eddy simulation of single-phase flow dynamics and mixing in an industrial crystallizer
Derksen J.J., K. Kontomaris, J.B. McLaughlin and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Research & Design

2007

Numerical study on the turbulent reacting flow in the vicinity of the injector of an LDPE tubular reactor
Van Vliet E., J.J. Derksen, H.E.A. Van den Akker and R.O. Fox
Chemical Engineering Science

2007

Multi-scale simulations of stirred liquid-liquid dispersions
Derksen J.J. and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Research & Design

2006

Simulation of mass-loading effects in gas-solids cyclone separators
Derksen J.J., S. Sundaresan and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Powder Technology

2006

Application of spectral forcing in lattice-Boltzmann simulations of homogeneous turbulence
Ten Cate A., E. Van Vliet, J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Computers & Fluids

2006

Numerical solution of a dissolution process in a stirred tank reactor
Hartmann H., J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Science

2006

A generic, mass conservative local grid refinement technique for lattice-Boltzmann schemes
Rohde M., D. Kandhai, J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
International Journal For Numerical Methods In Fluids

2006

Sub-critical flow past a circular cylinder surrounded by a porous layer
Sobera M.P., C.R. Kleijn and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Phys. Fluids.

2006

Mixing times in a turbulent stirred tank by means of LES
Hartmann H., J.J. Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Aiche Journal

2005

Estimation of turbulence power spectra for bubbly flows from Laser Doppler Anemometry signals
Harteveld W.K., R.F. Mudde and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Chemical Engineering Science

2005

On the accuracy of the void fraction measurements using optical probes in bubbly flows
Julia J.E., W.K. Harteveld, R.F.Mudde and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Review Of Scientific Instruments

2005

Turbulent mixing in a tubular reactor: Assessment of an FDF/LES approach
Van Vliet E., J.J.Derksen and H.E.A. Van den Akker
Aiche Journal