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Rene Van-Hout

Rene Van-Hout
Assistant Professor
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Phone:
+972-77-8873866
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+972-77-8875711
Office: 414, DK

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Education

  • 1991 - M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2001 - Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Research Interests

  • Multi-phase flows
  • Particle dispersion in turbulent boundary layers
  • Droplet behavior in turbulent flows
  • Atmospheric boundary flows
  • Use and development of Particle Image Velocimetry and digital Holography.

Guest Appointments

  • 2002-2005 PostDoctoral Fellowship, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Industrial Experience

  • NRF-Thermal Engineering, Uden, The Netherlands. Design of heat transfer equipment (1992-1993)

  • Zhu, W., van Hout, R., Katz, J., 2006: On the Flow Structure and Turbulence during Sweep and Ejection Events in a Windtunnel Model Canopy. Submitted to Boundary-Layer Meteorol.
  • Yue, W., Meneveau, C., Parlange, M., Zhu, W., van Hout, R., Katz, J., 2006: A comparative quadrant analysis of turbulence in a plant canopy. Submitted to J. Atmos. Sci.
  • Yue, W., Parlange, M., Meneveau, C., Zhu, W., van Hout, R., Katz, J., 2006: Large eddy simulation study of turbulence structures within and above a corn canopy, using field- and plantscale representations. Submitted to Boundary-Layer Meteorol.
  • van Hout, R., Zhu, W., Luznik, L., Katz, J., Kleissl, J., Parlange, M., 2006: PIV measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer within and above a mature corn canopy; Part A: Statistics and small scale isotropy. Accepted for publication by J. Atmos. Sci.
  • Zhu, W., van Hout, R., Katz, J., 2006: PIV measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer within and above a mature corn canopy; Part B: Quadrant-Hole analysis. Accepted for publication by J. Atmos. Sci.
  • Zhu, W., van Hout, R., Luznik, L., Kang, H. S., Katz, J. Meneveau, C., 2006: A Comparison of PIV Measurements of Canopy Turbulence Performed in the Field and in a Wind Tunnel Model. Exp. Fluids 41, 309-318.
  • van Hout, R., Katz, J., 2004: A method for measuring the density of irregularly shaped biological aerosols such as pollen. J. Aeros. Sci. 35, 1369-1384.
  • van Hout, R., Barnea, D., Shemer, L., 2003: Evolution of hydrodynamic and statistical parameters of gas-liquid slug flow along inclined pipes. Chem. Eng. Sci. 58, 115-133.
  • van Hout, R., 2002: Unsteady flow phenomena: Implications on the design of experimental facilities. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 28, 1581-1588.
  • van Hout, R., Barnea, D., Shemer, L., 2002: Translational velocities of elongated bubbles in continuous slug flow. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 28, 1333-1350.
  • van Hout, R., Gulitski, A., Barnea, D., Shemer, L., 2002: Experimental investigation of the velocity field induced by a Taylor bubble rising in stagnant water. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 28, 579-596.
  • van Hout, R., Barnea, D., Shemer, L., 2001: Evolution of statistical parameters of gas-liquid slug flow along vertical pipes. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 27, 1579-1602.
  • van Hout, R., Shemer, L., Barnea, D. (1992). Spatial distribution of void fraction within the liquid slug and some other related slug parameters. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 18, 831-845.

מכניקת הזורמים ומעבר חום. זרימה מולטי-פאזית סביבתית: יחסי גומלין בין חלקיקים (בועות, טיפות או מוצקים) וזרימה טורבולנטית והשפעתם על זיהום אוויר ומים,הווצרות גשם, שריפת דלקים ופיזור גרגירי אבקות צמחים. מדידת תופעות זרימה בעזרת שיטות מתקדמות כגון 3D Particle Image (PIV) Velocimetry והולוגרפיה דיגיטלית.