7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’22)


The 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’22) invites you to propose a symposium.

The proposed symposium, if accepted, will be co-located with and under the umbrella of the conference.

Proposals by prospective chairs should be submitted to and will be evaluated by the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Upon approval, the Organizing Committee will disseminate the news through the conference website and call for papers. To obtain a high attendance, we kindly ask that the prospective chairs also publicize the event and personally contact researchers who they think will be interested to contribute. The minimum number of registered presenters for the event to take place is 7. Should attendance reach this minimum requirement, registration fees for the Chair will be waived.

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We are pleased to announce the following dedicated Symposium which will take place during the 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’22).

Symposium 1: Flow and Heat Transfer in Porous Media

Symposium Chairs:
Dr. Marcello Iasiello
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Department of Industrial Engineering, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Dr. Gerardo Maria Mauro
Università degli Studi del Sannio, Department of Engineering, Piazza Roma 21, 82100 Benevento, Italy


You well know that it is the age of revolutions that will change the World, named energy & digital transition and Industry 4.0. One key aspect lies in the capillary diffusion of miniaturized electronic devices in industrial, IT equipment and automotive sectors. The increasing thermal power density “produced” by these systems makes crucial the optimization of heat sinks’ thermal design. Accordingly, porous media can be a precious tool because they enable to design compact heat sinks, i.e., with large heat transfer area to volume ratios, managing high heat fluxes, e.g., to cool IT equipment or power electronics. Furthermore, the recent progresses in additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques amplify the importance of optimization giving the opportunity of designing almost any geometry. The combination of porous media, additive manufacturing and topology optimization can be the way.

In this frame, this Symposium wants to provide a collection of worthy and original studies concerning:

  • Methods and technologies to address the thermal design of heat sinks using porous media;
  • Methods to improve modeling and simulation of porous media as concerns heat transfer performance;
  • Methods and case studies to optimize the thermal performance of heat sinks;
  • Applications of additive manufacturing to heat sinks.

Original papers related to the above topics and also dealing generally with technologies, methodologies, numerical and experimental investigations, case-studies addressing innovative heat sinks, are welcome.

Thank you for your contributions.
Dr. Marcello Iasiello
Dr. Gerardo Maria Mauro


  • Heat sinks
  • Porous media
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermal design optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Topology optimization
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Electronics’ cooling
  • Digital transition

Symposium 2: Novel Methods for Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Flows and Heat Transfer

Symposium Chairs:
Dr. Mirco Magnini
University of Nottingham, UK
Dr. Edward Smith
Brunel University London, UK


Numerical methods for interface-resolved simulation of multiphase flows have advanced greatly in the recent decades and have diversified into a vast range of approaches: from continuum-scale methods based on the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations with interface represented either by a colour function (Volume Of Fluid, Level Set) or a set of marker points (Front Tracking, Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian), to mesoscale approaches such as the phase field method, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics or the Lattice-Boltzmann method down to microscale particle approaches such as Molecular Dynamics and Dissipative Particle Dynamics.

The aim of this Symposium is to bring together scientists for a discussion of the most recent advances in numerical simulation of multiphase flows, with particular focus on simulation of wetting phenomena and/or phase change using mesoscale, molecular, multiscale modelling and how these different approaches can inform and complement each other. We plan to organise a lively session where scientists can present their latest works in an informal setting with time for discussion.

Symposium 3: Meshless Particle Methods for Multi-Phase, Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Problems

Symposium Chair:
Dr. Mostafa S. Shadloo
CORIA-UMR 6614 – Normandie University CNRS and INSA of Rouen, Rouen, France


Meshless Particle Methods are relatively newer approach in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) which has attracted significant attention in the last two decades. They popularity is basically because of their ability to circumvent the mesh tangling problem that give some unique advantages in modeling multi-physics flows and associated transport phenomena, which sometimes comes at the cost of computational power. In this method grid is completely abandoned and the discrete viscous flow is represented by replacing the conventional mesh with a finite number of particles which can carry the fluid characteristic properties such as position, mass, velocity, and other hydrodynamics properties; and the fluid system evolution is governed by interactions between these particles. Some examples are, but not limited to: Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), Reproducing kernel particle method (RKPM), Moving particle semi-implicit (MPS), Particle-in-cell (PIC), Moving particle finite element method (MPFEM), Cracking particles method (CPM), Immersed particle method (IPM), Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), etc.

On the other hand, as these techniques are still developing CFD methods, it is crucial to identify its advantages and limitations in modeling realistic multi-physics flow problems of real life and of industrial interest. Toward this end, this session aims at presenting motivations, current state, and challenges behind solving their relevant partial differential equations (PDE), utilizing these methods, making their state-of-the-art of application for industrial problems, as well as benchmarking them and deriving general conclusions regarding its assets and limitations and stressing the remaining challenges in order to make them hand-on computational tools. Regarding the methodologies, we also look for novel developments and the extension of current numerical models/ algorithms that makes the simulations of complex process using such methods more reliable and/or faster. Some examples are the novel methodologies for high performance computing, neural network techniques, Lagrangian tracking, etc.. Additionally step-by-step benchmarking as well as developing the capabilities of Meshless Particle Methods for new multi-phase, multi-scale and multi-physics problems are of the interest of the current symposium.


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