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Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus { "honorific-suffix": "Førsteamanuensis", "fn": "Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus", "tel": "", "email": "" }

Avdeling/enhet Det teknisk- naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for maskin, bygg og materialteknologi
Rom KE E-241
Tlf priv/mob +47 99 26 54 74

Knut Erik is an associate professor within the field of computational fluid dynamics. He holds a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His thesis dealt with the development of models for separation of water from oil by means of an electrical field including surface-active agents. After his PhD he worked for SINTEF Energy, primarily with the development of a method for fluid-structure interaction in CO2 pipelines. In 2012 he started working for Lloyd's Register with simulations of gas dispersion, fires and explosions. Here, he was also acting as technical lead for the consequence modelling group. He started teaching at the University of Stavanger in 2014 and in 2018 he started a full position as an associate professor at the department of mechanical and structual engineering and materials science.


  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Multiphase flow
  • Aerodynamics
  • Turbulence modelling

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Pågående forskning


  • 2018-present: Associate Professor, University of Stavanger
  • 2014-2018: Associate Professor II, University of Stavanger
  • 2012-2018: Principal Consultant, Lloyd's Register
  • 2010-2012: Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy
  • 2007-2010: PhD Candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Teigen, Knut Erik; Gran, Inge Røinaas (veileder); Munkejord, Svend Tollak (veileder) (2010). Development and use of intrface-capturing methods for investigation of surfactant-covered drops in electric fields. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. ISBN 978-82-471-2297-6. 172 s.
  • Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Kalvig, Siri Margrethe (2018). Nabla Flow AS.
  • Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Oggiano, Luca; Stave, D.Å. (2020). Investigation of Influence of Adjustments in Cyclist Arm Position on Aerodynamic Drag Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers; 2020-06-22 - 2020-06-27.
  • Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Evje, Steinar (2019). Use of the Finite Volume Framework OpenFOAM for Simulation of Tumor Growth. NTNU; 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-04.
  • Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Hågbo, Trond-Ola; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Skiaker, Eirin (2019). Energilab på UiS. NRK Rogaland. [Internett]; 2019-05-31.
  • Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Nakhostin, Seyedeh Mona; Oggiano, Luca; Grønnestad, Kjetil (2019). Digital tvilling kan gi Kajsa større fart. Teknisk Ukeblad. [Fagblad]; 2019-10-22.
  • Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Nakhostin, Seyedeh Mona; Oggiano, Luca; Grønnestad, Kjetil (2019). Digital tvilling kan gi Kajsa større fart - bruker avansert teknologi i toppidrett. [Internett]; 2019-11-03.
  • Hågbo, Trond-Ola; Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Hjertager, Bjørn H (2019). Influence of Geometry Input on Urban CFD Wind Simulations – Comparison of 3D Models from LiDAR, Photogrammetry and Digital Building Data. International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE); 2019-09-02 - 2019-09-06.
  • Hågbo, Trond-Ola; Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Qu, Sen; Hjertager, Bjørn H (2019). The performance of structured and unstructured grids on wind simulations around a high-rise building. Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger; 2019-11-27 - 2019-11-29.
  • Petersen, Johnny; Khatibi, Milad; Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Time, Rune Wiggo (2019). Study of the interaction between spherical particles of different sizes in horizontal fluid flow in a pipe - Experiment, static and dynamic modelling. HZDR Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf; 2019-11-11 - 2019-11-15.
  • Teigen, Knut Erik (2018). Første sameie i Norge med strøm fra batterier. [Internett]; 2018-09-20.
  • Riva, Lorenzo; Teigen, Knut Erik; Hjertager, Bjørn H; Kalvig, Siri Margrethe (2017). Implementation and application of the actuator line model by OpenFOAM for a vertical axis wind turbine. University of Stavanger; 2017-11-29 - 2017-12-01.
  • Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Giljarhus, Knut Erik Teigen; Lervåg, Karl Yngve (2012). Calculation of droplet dynamics in an electric field using the level-set method. Pennsylvania State University; 2012-06-12 - 2012-06-14.
  • Teigen, Knut Erik; Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Hansen, Erik Bjørklund (2008). A computational study of the coalescence process between a drop and an interface in an electric field. SINTEF/NTNU; 2008-06-10 - 2008-06-12.