Academic Appointments


  • Phys Sci Res Assoc, Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Professional Education


  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Chemical Engineering (2012)
  • MSc, Delft University of Technology, Applied Physics (2006)
  • BSc, Delft University of Technology, Applied Physics (2004)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


The Boltzmann Transport Equation has important applications in both
non-continuum fluid mechanics and semiconductor research. It is an example of an
high-dimensional partial-differential equation (PDE) and describes the
evolution of a joint probability function. Due to the curse of dimensionality
these kind of equations are notoriously hard to solve. I work on parallel tensor
methods to solve high-dimensional PDEs in general and the Boltzmann Transport
Equation in particular.

All Publications


  • The Effect of Topology on Phase Behavior under Confinement PROCESSES Boelens, A. P., Tchelepi, H. A. 2021; 9 (7)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/pr9071220

    View details for Web of Science ID 000676864300001

  • Tensor methods for the Boltzmann-BGK equation JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Boelens, A. P., Venturi, D., Tartakovsky, D. M. 2020; 421
  • Modeling Adsorption in Silica Pores via Minkowski Functionals and Molecular Electrostatic Moments Energies Simeski, F., Boelens, A. M., Ihme, M. 2020; 13 (22)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/en13225976

  • Generalised Navier boundary condition for a volume of fluid approach using a finite-volume method PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Boelens, A. P., de Pablo, J. J. 2019; 31 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5055036

    View details for Web of Science ID 000460093800006

  • Simulations of splashing high and low viscosity droplets PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Boelens, A. P., de Pablo, J. J. 2018; 30 (7)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5036519

    View details for Web of Science ID 000440587100013

  • Observation of the pressure effect in simulations of droplets splashing on a dry surface PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS Boelens, A. P., Latka, A., de Pablo, J. J. 2018; 3 (6)
  • Drop splashing is independent of substrate wetting PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Latka, A., Boelens, A. P., Nagel, S. R., de Pablo, J. J. 2018; 30 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5012529

    View details for Web of Science ID 000426584400007

  • Parallel tensor methods for high-dimensional linear PDEs Journal of Computational Physics Boelens, A. M., Venturi, D., Tartakovsky, D. M. 2018; 375: 519 - 539
  • Visualization and Simulation of the Transfer Process of Index-Matched Silica Microparticle Inks for Gravure Printing AICHE JOURNAL Boelens, A. P., de Pablo, J. J., Lim, S., Francis, L., Ahn, B. Y., Lewis, J. A. 2017; 63 (4): 1419–29

    View details for DOI 10.1002/aic.15392

    View details for Web of Science ID 000398048500021

  • Rotational relaxation time as unifying time scale for polymer and fiber drag reduction PHYSICAL REVIEW E Boelens, A. P., Muthukumar, M. 2016; 93 (5): 052503

    Abstract

    Using hybrid direct numerical simulation plus Langevin dynamics, a comparison is performed between polymer and fiber stress tensors in turbulent flow. The stress tensors are found to be similar, suggesting a common drag reducing mechanism in the onset regime for both flexible polymers and rigid fibers. Since fibers do not have an elastic backbone, this must be a viscous effect. Analysis of the viscosity tensor reveals that all terms are negligible, except the off-diagonal shear viscosity associated with rotation. Based on this analysis, we identify the rotational orientation time as the unifying time scale setting a new time criterion for drag reduction by both flexible polymers and rigid fibers.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.052503

    View details for Web of Science ID 000376009700009

    View details for PubMedID 27300941

  • DNS study of local-equilibrium models in dilute particle-laden turbulent pipe flows Boelens, A. P., Portela, L. M., Geurts, B. J., Clercx, H., Uijttewaal, W. SPRINGER. 2007: 193-+
  • DNS study of the influence of the wall boundary conditions on local-equilibrium models in dilute particle-laden turbulent pipe flows International Conference on Multiphase Flow Boelens, A. M., Portela, L. M.