Transport Processes

The main competence of the Department of Transport Processes is the mathematical modeling of complex industrial problems and the development of efficient algorithms for their numerical solution (simulation).

The problems belong to a technical scientific context (fluid dynamics, radiative transfer, acoustics, structure mechanics, etc.) and can be formulated mathematically as partial (integro-)differential equations which are mostly to be characterized as transport equations. Industrial customers typically require the optimization of products, the technical design of production processes, or simulation-based measurement methods.

The department offers among other things:

  • cooperation projects with those R&D departments of partner enterprises which are focused on scientific engineering
  • studies including design and optimization proposals
  • concept development as well as software solutions.

Fields of Activity


Flexible Structures

Mathematical modeling, simulating, and optimizing fiber dynamics is the main research focus of the group »Flexible Structures«. The main applications are industrial production processes of nonwovens.


Fluid Dynamical Process Design

The key expertise lies in the combination of existing tools, like ANSYS Fluent or OpenFOAM, with highly customized models.


Grid-Free Methods

We develop a general continuum mechanical approach based on a Generalized Finite Difference Method (GFDM), also known as Finite Pointset Method (FPM).


Energy Transport Networks and Model Reduction

The key technology in this environment is parametric model reduction.

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Products and Services

Software products, consultations and services.


Employee profiles of the department »Transport Processes«.