Fluid dynamic simulations play an important role in multiple science fields. Without the need of expensive experimentation, a deep knowledge of the underlying physics can be obtained with just a computer and proper tools. When applied to real experiments key aspects not easily accessible by conventional measurements may be obtained. As an example, fluid dynamic simulation is used in the field of Redox Flow Batteries to optimize fluid paths and the geometry of the cell as well as to predict the performance of these batteries and to detect possible malfunction factors.
In this presentation I will summarize the different topics for which I have performed simulations and present several different scenarios in which simulations may offer inside knowledge of the experiments that researchers perform in IMDEA.
Short Bio. Santiago Enrique Ibáñez León is a Postdoctoral Researcher of the Unit of Electrochemical Processes of IMDEA Energy. Santiago obtained his Degree, Master, and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering at ETSIA of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He carried out his thesis in the Department of Thermo-propulsion and Fluid Mechanics of that School in the field of electrospray modelling and simulation under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Higuera.
He has two research stays at Imperial College (School of Mechanical Engineering, London, UK), and KEIO University (School of Mechanical Engineering, Yokohama, Japan) to work as a researcher in turbulent flows, ultrasound and cavitation related problems.
In recent years he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Thermo-propulsion and Fluid Mechanics of ETSIA (UPM) investigating the performance and producing efficient models of Geothermal vertical boreholes. After that, he joined the team of the Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as a Visiting Professor in charge of several Fluid Mechanics courses. Starting in 2020, Santiago is working in IMDEA Energy where he participates in the ERC MFreeB project designing more efficient Redox Flow Batteries with a variety of morphologies and electrolytes, including micro, and membrane-less concepts.