Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Lenz

Address: RWTH Aachen University
Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering
Kopernikusstr. 10
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 (0) 241-80 26071
E-Mail: lenz@iob.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 01-225

Group Manager Furnace mechanics


Experimental and numerical investigations of generation, measurement, guidance, improvement of efficiency and usage of heat transfer in industrial furnaces in industries making ferrous and non-ferrous metals and bricks.

Fields of activity

  • gaseous flows in industrial furnaces
  • determination and optimization of convective heat transfer coefficients
  • coupled numerical simulations of flow, heat transfer and thermal stresses
  • flow measurement devices for gaseous flows


  • minimizing thermal stresses in industrial furnaces using coupled numerical methods