- IFP Energies nouvelles (Lyon and Rueil-Malmaison) : Project coordinator
- CORIA (COmplexe de Recherche Interprofessionnel en Aérothermochimie - UMR 6614)
- IMFT (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse)
- UBC (University of British Columbia)
IFPEN: IFP Energies nouvelles is a public-sector research, innovation and training centre active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. The Fluid Mechanics Department of IFPEN has been involved for many years in the development and use of in-house numerical codes to address diverse multiphase flow problems. The team has been working on the definition, implementation and validation of robust and efficient numerical methods for the simulation of disperse two-phase flows, encompassing fluid/solid, solid/solid and fluid/fluid flows. Theses methods have been integrated in a single computational platform, PeliGRIFF (http://www.peligriff.com), which comprises both micro-scale and meso-scale models. The Engine and Vehicule Modeling Department has been working for more than 20 years in the field of CFD for combustion engines. They develop their own codes that rely on RANS and LES approaches to investigate the flow, liquid injection and combustion in piston engines. Their contribution to the project stems from their experience in reliable LES combustion models and two-phase Euler/Euler and Euler/Lagrange simulations.
CORIA is a CNRS joint laboratory of University of Rouen and INSA of Rouen. CORIA-CNRS is a Mechanical Engineering Lab (200 people) fully devoted to reacting flows. This includes main interests in different fields as combustion, plasmas, spray studies, energetic processes. Approaches are experimental, with a great emphasis on optical methods as well as theoretical, through modelling of reacting flows. The laboratory is thus developing experimental diagnostic as well as new theoretical tools. In the laboratory, several teams devote their efforts to the development of in-house research tools for the simulation of turbulent reacting or two-phase flows in simple or complex geometries. These tools are applied in the DNS and LES of academic configurations in order to validate or design new modelling approaches, and they are also utilized to investigate turbulent flows in realistic devices: piston engines, aeronautical burners, industrial furnaces, …
IMFT is the largest research institute in France focusing on fluid mechanics. It is affiliated to the French agency for scientific research (CNRS – UMR 5502) in collaboration with Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT) and the University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (UPS).
The research group on Particles, Spray and Combustion (PSC) has a dual expertise on both massively parallel numerical simulations and lab‑scale validation experiments. The team addresses two‑phase reactive flows over a wide range of scales using the multi-scale (micro-meso-macro) approach relying on the specific expertise of the researchers involved and on the use of dedicated numerical tools.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, is a global centre for research and teaching. Pr Anthony Wachs, who has designed and written the MORE4LESS project has a joint position between the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Department of Mathematics. With his expertise in multiphase flows, multi-scale modelling and high performance computing, he continues his research activities upon reactive particulate flows.