Dr Peter Witt

Research Team Leader CFD

Biography

Current Position Peter undertakes consulting work and model development in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling for companies in the mineral processing, chemical processing, petroleum and power generation industries. Expertise is in the area of developing and applying CFD models of gas---particle flows to better understand and solve problems in industrial plant.
Recent high profile project have been performed for Hydro Aluminium, HIsmelt, Syncrude Canada, Alstom Power, Southern Pacific Petroleum, Caltex, Zinifex, AMIRA, Rio Tinto and Worsley Alumina and include :

  • Modelling of bath flows and chemical reactions in Aluminium reduction cells,
  • Lead CFD work for the Dry Slag Granulation project,
  • Modelling of the HIsmelt iron ore reduction process,
  • Prediction and validation of two phase flow in a solvent extraction (SXT) settler,
  • Modelling gas-liquid flow through a sonic-nozzle and interaction with a fluidised bed,
  • Prediction of slurry drying and gas flow in rotary dryers,
  • Modelling of brown coal combustions in Yallourn power station furnace,
  • CFD modelling of gas-particle flow is a fluidised bed coker,
  • CFD modelling of slurry flow in thickeners,

Secretary for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 7th and Chairman for the 9th and 11th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process industries. www.cfd.com.au/cfdconf
Authored 26 journal publications, 68 conference papers and over 110 technical reports for industry.

Science and Professional Areas

  • CFD
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluidized beds
  • Multiphase flow
  • Numerical techniques
  • Magneto-Hydro Dynamics
  • Advanced scientific computing / supercomputing
  • Gas-Particle flows

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering Swinburne University of Technology1997
  • BEng(Mech) (First Class Honors)Swinburne University of Technology1992

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Chairman for 11th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Aust., 7-9 December 2015.2015
  • Chairman for 9th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Aust., 10-12 December 2012.2012
  • Executive Secretary and Editor of the Proceedings for 7th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Aust., 9-11 December 2009.2009
  • Executive Secretary and Editor of the Proceedings for the 5th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process industries, Melbourne, 13-15 December 2006.2006
  • Executive Secretary and Editor of the Proceedings for the 3rd International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process industries, Melbourne, 10-12 December 2003.2003
  • Executive Secretary and Editor of the Proceedings for the 2nd International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process industries, Melbourne, 6-8 December 1999.1999
  • Member of organising committee for the 1st International Conference on CFD in the Mineral & Metal Processing and Power Generation Industries, Melbourne, 3-4 July 1997.1997
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia

External Publications Lists

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ORCID 0000-0003-1755-7449
Researcher ID B-1719-2010

Contact information

Phone:

  • +61 3 9545 8500 (Alternative)

Postal address:

PRIVATE BAG 10

CLAYTON SOUTH

VIC

3169

AUSTRALIA