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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 in the group are:

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

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
Film Thickness
Film Thickness
Lubrication
Lubricating Greases
Lubrication
Contacts (Fluid Mechanics)
Elastohydrodynamics

Ancillary Activities

  • SKF Engineering & Research Centre
    Visiting Senior Scientist

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
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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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

Contact Details

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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Mailing Address

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