Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics & Turbomachinery



The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics & Turbomachines (LFMT) is one of the first laboratories of the University of Thessaly, founded in 1995 by Presidential Decree PD50/95. The Laboratory is equipped with scientific equipment suitable for teaching, research and service provision.

Objective & Activities

The focus of LFMT is on phenomena and effects of flow of fluids and polymers by using experimental measurements and computational modeling. The specific fields acting the LFMT lab are gas-thermodynamics, combustion, atmospheric pollution, natural flows and all process including flow and transport phenomena in one-phase or multiphase flows.

The activities of LFMT involve:

  • Dynamics and stability of films drops and bubbles in the presence of acoustic, adhesive and elastic forces - Interfacial rheology of coated microbubbles - Application in Biomechanics and Diagnostic Imaging via Ultrasound
  • Magneto-hydrodynamic stability–Flow Control and Optimization of Heat Transfer in the presence of Lorentz, viscous and adhesive forces – Application in the design of a porous structure (CPS) used as protective coating
  • Study of instabilities in flows, turbulence and chaos
  • Develop of mathematical and numerical models for the studying of flows and transport phenomena
  • Study of turbulence structure with PIV anemometry
  • Flow velocity and turbulent characteristics measurements with Hot Wire Anemometry
  • Flow velocity and turbulent characteristics measurements with Laser Doppler velocimetry
  • Study of turbulence with PIV techniques
  • MHD laminar and turbulent modelling
  • Droplet impingement on solid surfaces
  • Liquid jet atomization and breakup
  • Spray flow interaction
  • Development of optical diagnostics for flow measurement
  • Micro-Scale Flows in Fibrous Media
  • Flow through Dual-Scale Porous Media
  • Transport across filled systems
  • Realistic Modeling of Polymer/Composites Manufacturing Operations

Acoustic signature of an adhered microbubble

Schematic diagram of the envisioned CPS flow arrangement in the pore level

Distribution of interstitial fluid speed in a dual
porosity fibrous material

Droplet Splashing on inclined surface