Thanks to our experience in numerical modelling of dilute gas and plasma flows, research & code development in PICLas is one of our services. This allows us to develop novel physical & numerical models as well as implement new boundary conditions. As part of our research & development process, we verify the implementation with simple test cases and use experimental measurements, if available, to validate more complex systems.
On-going research projects
Simulation of high-frequency plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) processes of industry-scale reactors at low pressures below 4 Pa
Partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM
Time frame: 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2023
Funding: Innovationsprogramm für Geschäftsmodelle und Pionierlösungen (IGP), Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Link)
Past research projects
Integrated CFD Computational Tool for Space Mission on Rarefied Gas Environments
Extension and validation of the particle-based ellipsoidal statistical Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model to gas mixtures. Details regarding the validation as well as the implementation are available:
- Validation: Plume Impingement of a Single & Dual Thruster Configuration
- Implementation: Pfeiffer, M., Mirza, A., & Nizenkov, P. (2021). Multi-species modeling in the particle-based ellipsoidal statistical Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook method for monatomic gas species. Physics of Fluids, 33(3), 036106.
Partner: Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart
Time frame: 17.04.2020 - 15.10.2020
Funding: Programme of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA Contract 4000130502/20/NL/MG/rk)
We are open to collaborative research projects and have experience in the application to different funding sources on the European and national level. Contact us to discuss possible collaboration opportunities.
Dr.-Ing. Paul Nizenkov
Phone: +49 711 995 975 61