Allan Runstedtler

Image Allan Runstedtler
Research Scientist

Current research and/or projects

Multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling

Industrial energy use: Industrial processes, combined heat and power, waste heat utilization, low carbon fuels

Rail tank car fire protection

Pipeline corrosion

Research and/or project statements

Informs pipeline and rail tank car regulations and standards

Informs technology development such as Direct Contact Steam Generation for oil sands extraction

Assists industry to de-risk clean technology deployment

Professional activities / interests

Industrial processes

Energy conversion

Radiant heat transfer

Fluid dynamics, turbulence

Mathematical modeling, dimensional analysis

Combustion, gasification

Education and awards

MASc, University of Waterloo, Mechanical Engineering, 2000

Key publications

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


Professional Engineers Ontario

Ontario Socieity of Professional Engineers