Allan Runstedtler

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Research Scientist

Modeling Team Leader and Manager

Current research and/or projects

  • Multiphase reacting flow and heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling
  • Industrial energy use, CO2 capture & transport, production and utilization of low carbon fuels
  • Rail tank car fire protection, emergency response


Research and/or project statements

  • Accelerates development and deployment of clean energy technology

Professional activities / interests

  • Energy conversion
  • Radiant heat transfer, multiphase flow, turbulence, chemical reactions
  • Mathematical modeling

Education and awards

MASc, University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering, 2000

Key publications

Runstedtler, Allan & Duchesne, Marc. (2022) A method to predict particle collision speeds in fluidized beds. Chemical Engineering Science. 264. 10.1016/j.ces.2022.118157.

Runstedtler, Allan & Symonds, Robert & Boisvert, Patrick. (2022) Modelling the Heat Transfer, Lading Response, and Pressure Relief of Crude Oil Rail Tank Cars in a Fire.

Runstedtler, Allan & Huang, Jinxing & Boisvert, Patrick & Senior, Nicholas. (2019). Parametric Wall Shear Stress Characterization of the Rotating Cage Test Method. CORROSION. 75. 10.5006/2864.


Runstedtler, Allan & Yandon, Robert & Duchesne, Marc & Hughes, Robin & Boisvert, Patrick. (2017). Conversion of Petroleum Coke in a High-Pressure Entrained-Flow Gasifier: Comparison of Computational Fluid Dynamics Model and Experiment. Energy & Fuels. 31. 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03335.

Gao, Haining & Runstedtler, Allan & Majeski, Adrian & Boisvert, Patrick & Campbell, Doug. (2016). Optimizing a woodchip and coal co-firing retrofit for a power utility boiler using CFD. Biomass and Bioenergy. 88. 35-42. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.03.006.

Majeski, Adrian & Runstedtler, Allan & D'Alessio, John & Macfadyen, Neil. (2015). Injection of Pulverized Coal and Natural Gas into Blast Furnaces for Iron-making: Lance Positioning and Design. ISIJ International. 55. 1377–1383. 10.2355/isijinternational.55.1377.

Runstedtler, Allan & Boisvert, Patrick & D. Place, Trevor. (2015). Parametric Modeling Studies for Sediment Deposition as Sites for Under-Deposit Corrosion in Oil Transmission Pipelines. Corrosion. 71. 150225200638008. 10.5006/1633.

Gao, Haining & Runstedtler, Allan & Majeski, Adrian & Yandon, Robert & Zanganeh, Kourosh & Shafeen, Ahmed. (2015). Reducing the recycle flue gas rate of an oxy-fuel utility power boiler. Fuel. 140. 578-589. 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.09.065.

Boisvert, Patrick & Runstedtler, Allan. (2014). Fuel sparing: Control of industrial furnaces using process gas as supplemental fuel. Applied Thermal Engineering. 65. 293–298. 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.12.047.

Runstedtler, Allan. (2013). Inviscid Flow Arrangements in Fluid Dynamics. International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research. 40. 148-158. 10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.v40.i2.50.

Runstedtler, Allan. (2006). On the modified Stefan–Maxwell equation for isothermal multicomponent gaseous diffusion. Chemical Engineering Science - CHEM ENG SCI. 61. 5021-5029. 10.1016/j.ces.2006.03.040.

Runstedtler, Allan & Hollands, Kenneth. (2002). Modeling of gaseous radiant exchange with the smooth (reordered) band model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 45. 1653-1660. 10.1016/S0017-9310(01)00268-X.

Research facility

1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 1M1


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