Andreas Kempf

Scientific Career

since 2011                    
Professor at the University Duisburg-Essen and Head of the chair "Fluid dynamics"

(Senior) Lecturer at the Imperial College London (Assistant/Associate Professor), section 'Multiscale Simulations in the field of Thermal Fluids' of the mechanical engineering department, examinations officer of the mechanical engineering department

Doctoral thesis and postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Janicka in the engineering department at the TU Darmstadt, Dissertation: Large-Eddy Simulation of Non-Premixed Turbulent Flames.

Study in Mechanical Engineering at the TU Darmstadt, diploma thesis: 'Large-Eddy Simulation of a Counter Flow Configuration', Mentor: Prof. J.-Y. Chen, University of Berkeley, CA, USA

Research Interests

  • Large-Eddy Simulation of turbulent reactive flows
  • Simulation of the Nanoparticle Synthesis with LES
  • Large-Eddy Simulation of internal combustion engines with
  • Development of particle based computational modelling methods
  • Further development of the LES and DNS Code PsiPhi
  • Improvement of the applicability of LES-Methods
  • Development of the diagnostics 'chemiluminescence tomography'

Professional Roles

  • Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
  • Associate Editor for Progress in Energy and Combustion Science
  • Member of the editorial board Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
  • Speaker of the board of the Center for Computational Sciences and Simulation (CCSS)
  • Member of the HPC resource allocation panel at NIC Jülich

Membership of Networks and Associations

  • German and British section of the 'International Combustion Institute', Centre for Nano-Integration (CeNIDE), Centre for Energy Research (CER.UDE)

Journal Publications since 2011

Link to Google-Researcher-Profile, Researcher IDand Scopus

Wen, X., Stein, O. T., Debiagi, P., Scholtissek, A., Kronenburg, A., Kempf, A. M., Hasse, C., Detailed simulations for flamelet modelling of SOx formation from coal, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech 19:1 (2019). LINK

Rieth, M., Chen, J.-Y., Menon, S., Kempf, A.M., (accepted 2018) A Hybrid Flamelet Finite-Rate Chemistry Approach for Efficient LES with a Transported FDF, Combustion and Flame.

Tufano, G., Stein, O. T., Wang, B., Kronenburg, A., Rieth, M., Kempf, A. M., (accepted 2018) Coal particle volatile combustion and flame interaction. Part II: Effects of particle Reynolds number and turbulence, Fuel.

S. J. Grauer, A. Unterbeger, A. Rittler, K. J. Daun, A. M. Kempf, K. Mohri. (accepted 2018), Instantaneous 3D Flame Imaging by Background-Oriented Schlieren Tomography, Combustion and Flame.

M. Rieth, A. M. Kempf, O. T. Stein, A. Kronenburg, C. Hasse, M. Vascellari (accepted 2018), Evaluation of a flamelet/progress variable approach for pulverized coal combustion in a turbulent mixing layer, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute.

J. T. Lipkowicz, I. Wlokas, A. M. Kempf, Analysis of mild ignition in a shock tube using a highly resolved 3D-LES and high-order shock-capturing schemes, Shock Waves (2018) 1-11. LINK

L. Cifuentes, C. Dopazo, S. Anurag, N. Chakraborty, A. M. Kempf, Analysis of Flame Curvature Evolution in a Turbulent Premixed Bluff Body Burner. Physics of Fluids (2018)

L. Cifuentes, A. M. Kempf, C. Dopazo, Local entrainment velocity in a premixed turbulent annular jet flame. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2018)

M. Rieth, M. Rabacal, A. M. Kempf, A. Kronenburg, O. T. Stein, Carrier-phase DNS of biomass particle ignition and volatile burning in a turbulent mixing layer, Chemical Engineering Transactions (2018), 65, pp. 37-42 LINK

H. Janbazi, O. Hasemann, C. Schulz, A. M. Kempf, I. Wlokas, S. Peukert. Response surface and group additivity methodology for estimation of thermodynamic properties of organosilanes, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics (2018), pp. 1-10.

G. Tufano, O. Stein, B. Wang, A. Kronenburg, M. Rieth, A. M. Kempf, Coal particle volatile combustion and flame interaction. Part I: Characterization of transient and group effects, Fuel (2018), 229, pp. 262-269.

P. Wollny, B. Rogg, A. M. Kempf, Modelling Heat Loss Effects in High Temperature Oxy-Fuel Flames with an Efficient and Robust Non-Premixed Flamelet Approach, Fuel (2018), 216, pp. 44-52.

Gruhlke, P., Mahiques, E. I., Dederichs, S., Proch, F., Beck, C., Kempf, A. M., Prediction of CO and NOx Pollutants In A Stratified Bluff Body Burner, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power (2018),140(10):101502-101502-9. doi:10.1115/1.4039833.

Pesmazoglou, I., Kempf, A. M., Navarro-Martinez, S., Larg eddy simulation of particle aggregation in turbulent jets, Journal of Aerosol Science (2017), 111, p. 1-17.

Vascellari, M. and Tufano, G.L. and Stein, O.T. and Kronenburg, A. and Kempf, A.M. and Scholtissek, A. and Hasse, C., A flamelet/progress variable approach for modeling coal particle ignition, Fuel (2017), 201, pp. 29-38.

Proch, F., Domingo, P., Vervisch, L., Kempf, A.M., Flame resolved simulation of a turbulent premixed bluff-body burner experiment. Part II: A-priori and a-posteriori investigation of sub-grid scale wrinkling closures in the context of artificially thickened flame modeling, Combustion and Flame (2017), 180, pp. 340-350.

Proch, F., Domingo, P., Vervisch, L., Kempf, A.M., Flame resolved simulation of a turbulent premixed bluff-body burner experiment. Part I: Analysis of the reaction zone dynamics with tabulated chemistry, Combustion and Flame (2017), 180, pp. 321-339.

Tirunagari, R.R., A. Pettit, M.W., Kempf, A.M., Pope, S.B., A Simple Approach for Specifying Velocity Inflow Boundary Conditions in Simulations of Turbulent Opposed-Jet Flows, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (2017), 98 (1), pp. 131-153.

Rittler, A., Deng, L., Wlokas, I., Kempf, A.M., Large eddy simulations of nanoparticle synthesis from flame spray pyrolysis, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017), 36 (1), pp. 1077-1087.

Janas, P., Wlokas, I., Böhm, B., Kempf, A., On the Evolution of the Flow Field in a Spark Ignition Engine, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (2017), 98 (1), pp. 237-264.

Sellmann, J., Lai, J., Kempf, A.M., Chakraborty, N., Flame surface density based modelling of head-on quenching of turbulent premixed flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017), 36 (2), pp. 1817-1825.

Rieth, M., Proch, F., Clements, A.G., Rabaçal, M., Kempf, A.M., Highly resolved flamelet les of a semi-industrial scale coal furnace, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017), 36 (3), pp. 3371-3379.

Rieth, M., Clements, A.G., Rabaçal, M., Proch, F., Stein, O.T., Kempf, A.M., Flamelet LES modeling of coal combustion with detailed devolatilization by directly coupled CPD, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017), 36 (2), pp. 2181-2189.

Tufano, G.L. and Stein, O.T. and Kronenburg, A. and Frassoldati, A. and Faravelli, T. and Deng, L. and Kempf, A.M. and Vascellari, M. and Hasse, C., Resolved flow simulation of pulverized coal particle devolatilization and ignition in air- and O2/CO2-atmospheres, Fuel (2016), 186, pp. 285-292.

E. Inanc, M. T. Nguyen, S. A. Kaiser, A. M. Kempf, High-resolution LES of a starting jet, Computers and Fluids (2016), 140 pp. 435-449.

Rieth, M., Clements, A.G., Rabaçal, M., Proch, F., Stein, O.T., Kempf, A.M, Flamelet LES of a semi-industrial pulverized coal furnace, Combustion and Flame, 170, pp. 39-56.

Franchetti, B. M., Marincola, F. C., Navarro-Martinez, S., & Kempf, A. M. (2016). Large Eddy Simulation of a 100kW th swirling oxy-coal furnace. Fuel, 181, 491-502.

Nguyen, T. M., Proch, F., Wlokas, I., & Kempf, A. M. Large Eddy Simulation of an Internal Combustion Engine Using an Efficient Immersed Boundary Technique. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (2016), 1-40.

Mercier, R., Kuenne, G., Ketelheun, Advic, A., Janicka, J., Geyer, D., Dreizler, A., Alenius, E., Duwig, C., Trisjono, P., Kleinheinz, K., Kang, S., Pitsch, H., Proch, F., Marincola, F., Kempf, A.(2015). Challenging modeling strategies for LES of non-adiabatic turbulent stratified combustion. Combustion and Flame, 162(11), 4264-4282.
Sikalo, N., Hasemann, O., Schulz, C., Kempf, A., Wlokas, I. (2015). A Genetic Algorithm–Based Method for the Optimization of Reduced Kinetics Mechanisms. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 47(11), 695-723.
Butz, D., Gao, Y., Kempf, A. M., Chakraborty, N. (2015). Large eddy simulations of a turbulent premixed swirl flame using an algebraic scalar dissipation rate closure. Combustion and Flame, 162(9), 3180-3196.

Jia Wang, Yang Song, Zhen-hua Li, Andreas Kempf, and An-zhi He, "Multi-directional 3D flame chemiluminescence tomography based on lens imaging", Optics Letters 40.7 (2015): 1231-1234.

Deng,  L., Kempf, A., Hasemann, O. Korobeinichev, O. P., Wlokas, I., Investigation of the sampling nozzle effect on laminar flat flames, Combustion and Flame, Volume 162, Issue 5, May 2015, Pages 1737-1747, ISSN 0010-2180.

Rittler, A., Proch, F., Kempf, A.,  LES of the Sydney piloted spray flame series with the PFGM/ATF approach and different sub- filter models, Combustion and Flame, Volume 162, Issue 4, April 2015, Pages 1575-1598, ISSN 0010-2180.

T. Ma, Y. Gao, A.M. Kempf, N. Chakraborty, Validation and Implementation of algebraic LES modelling of Scalar Dissipation Rate for reaction rate closure in turbulent premixed combustion, Combustion and Flame 161.12 (2014): 3134-3153.

I. Pesmazoglou, A.M. Kempf, S. Navarro-Martinez, Aerosol nucleation in a turbulent jet using LES and Lagrangian particles, Chemical Engineering Sciences, Vol: 116, Pages: 383-397, ISSN: 0009-2509.

C. Weise, J. Menser, S. Kaiser, A. Kempf, I. Wlokas, Numerical investigation of the process steps in a spray flame reactor for nanoparticle synthesis, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 35.2 (2015): 2259-2266.

Proch, F., Kempf, A.M., Modeling heat loss effects in the large eddy simulation of a model gas turbine combustor with premixed flamelet generated manifolds, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 35.3 (2015): 3337-3345.

Rabacal, M., Franchetti, B.M., Cavallo Marincola, F., Proch F., Costa, M., Hasse, C., Kempf, A.M., Large eddy simulation of coal combustion in a large scale laboratory furnace, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 35.3 (2015): 3609-3617.

F. Proch, A.M. Kempf, Numerical analysis of the Cambridge stratified flame series using artificial thickened flame LES with tabulated premixed flame chemistry, Combust. Flame 161 (2014) 2627-2646. PDF Link

Rieth, M., Proch, F., Stein, O.T., Pettit, M.W.A., Kempf, A.M., Comparison of the Sigma and Smagorinsky LES Models for Grid Generated Turbulence and a Channel Flow, Computers & Fluids, Volume 99, 22 July 2014, Pages 172-181, ISSN 0045-7930. Link.

Nguyen, T., Janas, P., Lucchini, T., D'Errico, G., Kaiser, S., Kempf, A., "LES of Flow Processes in an SI Engine Using Two Approaches: OpenFoam and PsiPhi," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-1121, 2014.

N. Sikalo, O. Hasemann, C. Schulz, A. Kempf, I. Wlokas, A Genetic Algorithm-Based Method for the Automatic Reduction of Reaction Mechanisms, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 46, 1 (2014) 41-59.

I. Pesmazoglou, A. Kempf, S. Navarro-Martinez, A dynamic model for the Lagrangian stochastic dispersion coefficient, Physics of Fluids (2013) 25 (12) 125108. PDF Link

Ma, T., Stein, O.T., Chakraborty, N., Kempf, A.M., A-posteriori testing of the Flame Surface Density transport equation for LES, Combustion Theory and Modelling (2013) 1-33.

Weise, C., Faccinetto, A., Kluge, S., Kasper, T., Wiggers, H., Schulz, C., Wlokas, I., Kempf, A., Buoyancy induced limits for the nanoparticle synthesis in horizontal premixed low-pressure flat flame reactors, Combustion Theory and Modelling (2013) 1-18.  

Ma, T., Stein, O.T., Chakraborty, N., Kempf, A.M., A-posteriori testing of Algebraic Flame Surface Density models for LES, Combustion Theory and Modelling (2013) 1-51.

Wlokas, I., Faccinetto, A., Tribalet, B., Schulz, C., Kempf, A., Mechanism of iron oxide formation from iron pentacarbonyl doped hydrogen/oxygen flames, Int J Chemical Kinetics (2013) 487-498.

Rabhiou, A., Kempf, A., Heyes, A., Oxidation of divalent rare earth phosphors for thermal history sensing, Sensors and Actuators B 177 (2013) 124-130.

Cavallo-Marincola, F., Ma, T., Kempf, A.M., Large Eddy Simulations of the Darmstadt Turbulent Stratified Flame Series, Proc. Combust. Inst. 34 (2013) 1307-1315.

Franchetti, B.M., Cavallo Marincola, F., Navarro-Martinez, S, Kempf, A.M, Large Eddy Simulation of a Pulverised Coal Jet Flame, Proc. Combust. Inst. 34 (2013) 2419-2426.

Fond, B., Abram, C., Heyes, A.L., Kempf, A.M., Beyrau, F., Simultaneous temperature, mixture fraction and velocity imaging in turbulent flows using thermographic phosphor tracer particles, Optics Express 20 (2013) 22118-22133.

Stein, O.T., Olenik, G., Kronenburg, A., Cavallo-Marincola F., Franchetti, B.M., Kempf, A.M., Ghiani, M., Vascellari, M., Hasse, C., Towards comprehensive coal combustion modellling for LES, Flow, Turb. Combust. (2012) 1-26.

Olbricht, C., Stein, O.T., Janicka, J., van Oijen, J., Wysocki, S., Kempf, A.M., LES of Lifted Flames in a Gas Turbine Model Combustor Using Top-Hat Filtered PFGM Chemistry, Fuel 96 (2012) 100-107.

Hecht, C., van der Schoot, N., Kronemeyer, H., Wlokas, I., Lindtken, R., Schulz, C., Visualization of the gas flow in fuel cell bipolar plates using molecular seeding and micro-particle image velocimetry, Experiments in Fluids 52, 3 (2012) 743-748.

Kempf, A.M., Wysocki, S., Pettit, M., An efficient, parallel low storage implementation of Klein's turbulence generator for LES and DNS, Computers and Fluids 60 (2012) 58-60.

Kempf, A.M., Geurts, B.J., Oefelein, J., Error Analysis of Large-Eddy Simulation of the Turbulent Non-premixed Sydney Bluff-Body Flame, Combust. Flame 158 (2011) 2408-2419.

Stein, O.T., Kempf, A.M., Ma, T., Olbricht, C., Duncan, A., Lewis, G.D., Large Eddy Simulation of Non-Reacting Gas Flow in a 40MW Pulverised Coal Combustor, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics 11, 6 (2011) 397-402.

Rabhiou, A., Feist, J., Kempf, A., Skinner, S., Heyes, A., Phosphorescent Thermal History Sensors, Sensors & Actuators A, 169, 1 (2011) 18-26.

Pettit, M.W., Coriton, B., Gomez, A., Kempf, A.M., Large-Eddy Simulation and Experiments on Non-Premixed Highly Turbulent ‘Opposed Jet’ Flows, Proc. Combust. Inst., 33 (2011) 1391-1399.

Floyd, J., Kempf, A.M., Computed Tomography of Chemiluminescence (CTC): High Resolution and Instantaneous 3D Measurements of a Matrix Burner, Proc. Combust. Inst. 33 (2011) 751-758.

Stein, O.,T. Böhm, B., Dreizler, A., Kempf, A.M., Highly-resolved LES and PIV Analysis of Isothermal Turbulent Opposed Jets for Combustion Applications, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 87, 2-3 (2011) 425-447.

Yang, H., Greszik, D., Wlokas, I., Dreier, T., Schulz, C., Tunable diode laser absorption sensor for the simultaneous measurement of water film thickness, Liquid- and vapor-phase temperature, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics 104, 1 (2011) 21-27.

Kempf, A.M., Geurts, B.J., Ma, T., Pettit, M., Stein, O.T., Quality Issues in Combustion LES, J. Sci. Comput., 49, 1 (2011) 51-64.

Floyd, J., Kempf, A.M., Computed Tomography of Chemiluminescence (CTC): 3D Time Resolved Measurements of a Turbulent Opposed Jet Flame, Combust. Flame, 158 (2011) 376-391.

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