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prof.dr.ir. C.H. Venner (Kees)

Full Professor

About Me

Chair of the Engineering Fluid Dynamics Group

Research themes in the group ar:

  • Rotating flow machines
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Algorithms and Design
  • Aeroacoustics and Aerodynamics
  • Biomedical Fluid Mechanics

PhD from University of Twente, 1991, in the area of Thin layer flow/Lubrication and Multigrid/Multilevel methods. Held visiting scientist and Postdoc positions at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and at Imperial College, London, UK. 2000-2014 assistent/associate prof. in the Engineering Fluid dynamic group at the University of Twente. Senior visiting scientist at SKF RTD Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

25+ years of expertise in research and leading research projects in different areas in fluid mechanics, ranging from small scale  thin layer flow and optimal interface design on a nanoscale in lubrication and microfluidics applications to large medium scale industrial and biomedical, to large scale windturbines, aircraft). Expertise in experimental and theoretical results and numerical methods.

Author of 80+ papers in international journals. h-factor 32 (google), 20 (Web of Science). Author of book "Multilevel methods in Lubrication (Elsevier).

Expertise

Film Thickness
Lubricants
Surface Roughness
Lubrication
Wavelength
Contacts (Fluid Mechanics)
Bearings (Structural)
Lubricating Greases

Ancillary Activities

  • SKF Engineering & Research Centre
    Visiting Senior Scientist

Publications

Recent
van Garrel, A., ten Pas, S., Venner, C. H., & van Muijden, J. (2018). Wind Turbine Aerodynamics from an Aerospace Perspective. Paper presented at 2018 Wind Energy Symposium, Kissimmee, United States.DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-0991
Folkertsma, G. A., Straatman, W., Nijenhuis, N., Venner, C. H., & Stramigioli, S. (2017). Robird: a robotic bird of prey. IEEE robotics & automation magazine, 24(3), 22-29. DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2016.2636368
Lubrecht, A. A., Biboulet, N., & Venner, C. H. (2017). Boundary Layers: Unifying the Impact and Rolling EHL Contacts. Paper presented at 6th World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China.
van der Vegte, S., & Venner, C. H. (2017). Inkjet Based droplet on demand lubrication system for EHL contacts. Paper presented at 6th World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China.
van Garrel, A., Venner, C. H., & Hoeijmakers, H. W. M. (2017). Fast Multilevel Panel Method for Wind Turbine Rotor Flow Simulations. In 35th Wind Energy Symposium 2017: Proceedings of a meeting held 9-13 January 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA. Held at the AIAA SciTech Forum 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA). DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-2001
Morales-Espejel, G. E., Boffy, H., & Venner, C. H. (2017). Effects of Material Heterogeneity on Surface Fatigue for Rough Lubricated Rolling-Sliding Contacts. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part J: Journal of engineering tribology, 231(2), 274-290. DOI: 10.1177/1350650116650126

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room N246
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  N246
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands