Thermal and Fluid Engineering

This specialization belongs to the master's programme Mechanical Engineering.

Modern engineering challenges concern the design and development of processes and equipment with a high performance and minimal environmental impact, i.e. effective use of resources, energy and minimal generation of waste products and noise.  Examples in the realm of Thermal and Fluid Engineering are: wind turbines, pumps, airplanes, compressors, gas turbines, pyrolysis in fluidized beds, heat pumps, heat engines, multi-scale systems, thin layer flows, contact mechanics, and granular flows.

The research is both experimental and theoretical, including numerical simulations. Our laboratories are well-equipped and have bench-scale facilities and pilot-plants for thermal conversion processes and (aero-acoustic) wind tunnel facilities. New processes,  equipment and advanced methods for (multi-scale) modeling are developed. The department collaborates with research institutes and industry.

As a Thermal and Fluid Engineering student you will be trained to translate fundamental insights from physics, thermodynamics, mechanics and nature into solutions for the major problems in society.