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Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics & Turbomachinery


GENERAL INFO

History

The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics & Turbomachines is one of the first labs of the University of Thessaly. It was founded in 1995 by the Presidential Decree PD50/95 and ιt has scientific equipment necessary for teaching, research and for providing services. Its members are internationally known for measurements in flows with laser and hot wire anemometry as well as for modelling flow and transport phenomena using computational Fluid dynamics.

Objective & Activities

The objective of the Fluid Mechanics & Turbomachines laboratory is the study of the phenomena and effects of flow of fluids and polymers by using experimental measurements and computational modeling. The specific fields acting the FM&T lab are gas-thermodynamics, combustion, atmospheric pollution, natural flows and all process including flow and transport phenomena in one-phase or multiphase flows. Also, the FM&T laboratory can offer services of testing and calibrating flow measurement devices.

The activities of Fluid Mechanics & Turbomachines Lab. involved:

  • Study of one-phase and multiphase flows with or without turbulence and chemical reactions
  • Study of instabilities in flows, turbulence and chaos
  • Study of human circulatory system
  • Develop of mathematical and numerical models for the studying of flows and transport phenomena
  • Develop measuring methods for one-phase or multiphase flows
  • Simulation of anti-pollution systems
  • Study of turbulence structure with PIV anemometry
  • Flow velocity and turbulent characteristics measurements with Hot Wire Anemometry
  • Flow and transport phenomena simulation in glass melts
  • Combustion Simulation in industrial furnace
  • Simulation of gas and particles pollutants dispersion at the atmosphere
  • LASER Chemical Vapour Deposition on metallic surfaces simulation
  • Flow velocity and turbulent characteristics measurements with Laser Doppler velocimetry
  • Two-phase flow measurements with Phase Doppler anemometry
  • Study of turbulence with PIV techniques
  • MHD laminar and turbulent modelling
  • Aeroelasticity and turbulence in wind collectors