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

Full Professor

About Me

Chair of the Engineering Fluid Dynamics Group. 

Research and teaching in fluid dynamics. Research themes led by scientific staff in the group are:

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

Chair of the Thermal Fluid Engineering department.

Lead the Me-MSc specialisation Energy & Flow until October 1 2023

Leading the Me-MSc specialisation "Aeronautics"

Leading he double degree program Mechanical Engineering (UTwente) and Aeronautical Engineering (ITA, Brazil)

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 dynamics group at the University of Twente. Senior visiting scientist at SKF RTD Houten, The Netherlands.

30+ years of expertise in theoretical and applied research and leading research projects in different areas in fluid mechanics, including small scale  thin layer flow and optimal interface design on a nanoscale in lubrication and microfluidics, biomedical fluid mechanics, wind turbines and aircraft aerodynamics/aeroacoustics, windturbines, Expertise in experimental and numerical methods among which Multigrid/multilevel methods for scientific computing.

Author of 100+ papers in international journals. h-factor 41 (google). Author of book "Multilevel methods in Lubrication (Elsevier).

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Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication
Film Thickness
Point Contacts
Wind Tunnels
Physics & Astronomy
Elastohydrodynamics
Film Thickness
Lubrication
Chemistry
Lubrication

Ancillary Activities

  • NWO
    Member Permanent Committee Large-Scale Research Infrastructure

Research

Research and teaching in fluid dynamics. Mission is to carry out research and provide teaching at a high academic level and directly link knowledge and applications to the solution of society's major problems nowadays, i.e. transition to a sustainable/resillient society, and contribute to a planet on which all living beings have space to live in healthy eco-systems and are treated with respect. In additional to the many technical applications I am intrigued by nature and the way in which all natural beings are perfectly adapted to the fluid mechanics and heat transfer of their natural habitat.

Research themes in the group Engineering Fluid Dynamics are:

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

 

Publications

Recent
Bresciani, A. P. C. (2024). Physical and perceptual prediction of wind turbine noise. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036559546
Botero Bolivar, L. (2024). Boundary layer development and flow-induced noise of airfoils: The effect of high inflow turbulence on trailing-edge noise generation. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036559904
Andric, P., Echeverri Restrepo, S., Lai, J. , Venner, C. H., & Vegter, E. (2023). Mechanistic driving force for martensite decay in rolling contact fatigue. Tribology international, 184, Article 108470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2023.108470
Rohlfs, W. , Venner, C. H., Alarouri, M., Kuiphuis, D. J. G., & Kneer, R. (2023). HeatQuiz: Combining Flipped-Classroom, Game-Based Learning, and Systematic Problem Analysis in Heat Transfer Education. In Proceedings of the 17th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-17
Visser, C. W. , & Venner, C. H. (2023). SCALING UP PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN ENGINEERING BEYOND 100 BSC STUDENTS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH. In R. Lyng, J. Bennedsen, L. Bettaieb, N. R. Bodsberg, K. Edstrom, M. S. Guojonsdottir, J. Roslof, O. K. Solbjorg, & G. Oien (Eds.), 19th CDIO International Conference, CDIO 2023 - Proceedings (pp. 131-143). (Proceedings of the International CDIO Conference). Chalmers University of Technology.
Rastogi, P. (2023). 3D printing of foams for acoustic applications. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. Ipskamp Printing.
Mahajan, J. N. (2023). Design of energy efficient adaptive hearing protection device. [EngD Thesis, University of Twente]. University of Twente.
Zhang, M., Wang, J. , Venner, C. H., & Sun, H. (2023). A thermal EHL investigation for finite line contact under starved condition on bush-pin hinge pairs in industrial chains. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part J: Journal of engineering tribology, 237(5), 1119-1132. https://doi.org/10.1177/13506501221143071

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Education

Secondary school "Bisschop Bekkers College" Eindhoven, the Netherlands. MSc. (1987) and PhD (1991) from University of Twente, in the area of Thin layer flow/Lubrication and Multigrid/Multilevel methods. Recipient of a Royal Society "Academie-onderzoeker" grant in 1990.  Held visiting scientist and Postdoc positions at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (1988-2002) , and at Imperial College, London, UK. 2000-2014assistent/associate prof. in the Engineering Fluid dynamic group at the University of Twente. Senior visiting scientist at SKF RTD Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N246
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N236
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N236
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands