The department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE) comprises three research groups. For more details about the research groups click on one of the links below.
The chair Multiscale Mechanics studies systems in which physical and mechanical processes with distinct characteristic scales (large versus small, slow versus fast, localized versus collective) are equally important – and interacting.
The research of the chair deals with theoretical, numerical and experimental studies, all aimed for applications in Mechanical Engineering. Research focuses mainly on rotating flow machines, multiphase flow and wave phenomena, computatinal aerodynamic and biophysical fluid dynamics.
The research in the Thermal Engineering group is concerned with questions related to industrial applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat and mass transport. Priority is given to the efficient use of energy, sustainable energy and the minimization of environmental impact of our future energy systems.