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Welcome to the website of the Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow Group. Our expertise and research activities focus on:


  • High resolution (both in space and time) of single-phase flows (mixing, turbulence-induced thermal fatigue, etc.)

  • High resolution (both in space and time) of two-phase flows

  • Instrumentation: Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), high speed cameras, wire-mesh sensors, radiation based techniques (tomography, radiography)

  • CFD (computational fluid dynamic) modeling
  • - Single-phase mixing
    - Two-phase flow including boiling
    - Complex components/ complex geometries
    - Large computational meshes
    - RANS and LES

  • 1D best-estimate thermal-hydraulic system codes
    - Operational transient and accident scenarios for PWRs and BWRs
    - Two phase flow models validation

  • design of passive safety systems for Gen-III+ LWRs, SMRs, and advanced reactors

  • development of high-fidelity multi-physics, multi-scale computational methodologies for nuclear systems
  • - coupling of CFD with neutron transport and chemistry
    - coupling of CFD with 1D best-estimate thermal-hydraulic codes
We are currently working on a variety of experimental and computational projects. Please visit our research page for more details.


For more information, please email:
Dr. Annalisa Manera