Key employees:

Our key technical staff has mainly been working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF for 3-20 years before joining ComputIT. 60 % of the technical staff has a PhD degree, the rest MSc degrees, in Mechanical Engineering. The PhD theses are on various topics in numerical modeling of fluid dynamics, turbulent combustion, soot formation and oxidation, and also on user interface design for CFD codes.

Bjørn F. Magnussen, Professor, PhD,
Chairman of the board

Bjørn F. Magnussen is chairman of the board of ComputIT and also engaged in the daily operation of the company as director of strategy. He is professor emeritus in Applied Thermodynamics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

 

Trond Evanger, MSc,
Managing Director/CEO

Trond Evanger is managing director/CEO of ComputIT. In addition to be working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF for 15 years, he has had various manager positions in engineering companies  before he together with professor Magnussen and the engineering company ICG (now COWI) established ComputIT in 1999.

 

 

Anette Mjøen, Office Manager

Anette Mjøen is office manager and has been working in ComputIT since 2001. She is responsible for the practical operation of the office.

 

Bjørn Erling Vembe, PhD,
Senior Principal Specialist

Bjørn E. Vembe is senior principal specialist at ComputIT and head of the Stavanger office. He has been working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF for 13 years before joining ComputIT in 1999.

 

Bård Grimsmo, PhD,
Senior Principal Specialist

Bård Grimsmo is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF for about 20 years before joining ComputIT in 1999.

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Kjell Erik Rian, PhD,
Senior Principal Specialist

Kjell Erik Rian is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working at NTNU and SINTEF for about 15 years with turbulent flow and combustion, especially modeling of explosions and compressible flows, and was Associate Professor at NTNU before joining ComputIT in 2008.

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Kjell Olav Holden, MSc,
Special Advisor

Kjell Olav Holden is special advisor at ComputIT since 2010. He has more than 40 years of experience within vessel development, offshore constructions and operations, including accident investigations and safety aspects of marine operations and sea transport. He has had several positions in international business and R&D and was Vice President at MARINTEK, the Norwegian Maritime Research Institute in Trondheim, for 15 of the 25 years he was working at SINTEF.

 

Kristen Opstad, PhD,
Senior Principal Specialist

Kristen Opstad is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has a 20 years background from fire research at SINTEF NBL, with focus on fire development and fire mitigation in the process industry, underground spaces, rail and traffic tunnels, before joining ComputIT in 2010.

 

Lars Lilleeng, MSc,
Principal Specialist

Lars Lilleeng is principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF before joining ComputIT in 2001.

   

Nils Inge Lilleheie, MSc,
Senior Principal Specialist

Nils Inge Lilleheie is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF for 17 years before joining ComputIT in 1999.

 
 

Petter Aune, MSc,
Senior Principal Specialist

Petter Aune is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has a 16 years background from fire research at SINTEF NBL, with focus on experimental and CFD studies of fire development and mitigation, before joining ComputIT in 2010.

 

Robert Olsen, PhD,
Senior Principal Specialist

Robert Olsen is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working within the field of CFD modeling, especially of multiphase flows, at SINTEF Energy Research for about 10 years before joining ComputIT in 2008.

 

Rune Natten Kleiveland, PhD,
Senior Principal Specialist

Rune N. Kleiveland is senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working within the field of turbulent flow and combustion in Professor Magnussen’s group at SINTEF for about 8 years before joining ComputIT in 2004.

 

Ingar Fossan, MSc,
Business Development Director/ Senior Principal Specialist

Ingar Fossan is business development director and senior principal specialist at ComputIT. He has been working within the field of quantitative risk assessment, especially modeling of fire and explosion risk in the oil and gas industry, for more than 18 years at Scandpower and Lloyd's Register before joining ComputIT in 2016.

   

 

ComputIT`s employees have more than 30 years of experience in development and application of CFD tools and are specialists in several areas:

  • mathematical modeling of turbulent flows and combustion
  • modeling of turbulent structure – chemical kinetic interaction
  • detailed chemical chemistry, soot formation, thermal NOx formation, reduced chemistry of NOx formation and destruction
  • ignition/extinction modeling
  • modeling of combustion instabilities
  • combustion modelling of applications for burners, furnaces and engines
  • low NOx technology, optimization of low emission burners
  • spray modeling in relation to water spray interaction with combustion processes
  • modeling of burning sprays
  • modeling of LNG dispersion and combustion
  • gas explosion modeling
  • industrial analyses of wind loads on marine and offshore structures
  • analysis of helideck turbulence
  • quantitative risk analysis (QRA)
  • analyses and design of pipeline commissioning operations like dewatering and drying, pipeline pigging, gas transport in large sub sea pipe networks
  • multiphase flows in pipelines and vessels and multiphase separation processes
  • modeling of turbulent flow, compressible flow and two-phase flow
  • inductrial application of CFD for design and solution of practical problems
  • CAD and GIS systems
  • development and coding of graphical user interfaces in general and in particular the KFX interfaces
  • operational aspect of CFD tools
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