The TFRC is an internationally leading centre in fundamental and applied research in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and fluid-structure interactions.
The TFRC is committed to interdisciplinary research methods needed for understanding the intrinsic physical phenomena in thermo- and fluid flow processes, as realised from molecular/nano- to macro-scales and their wide range of engineering applications addressing global challenges such as:
- Energy efficiency
- Emissions reduction
- Bio-engineering applications aiming towards improving well-being.
The centre computational and analytical tools and experimental facilities are devoted to conducting research in a range of applications from micro-scale devices to waste heat recovery, renewable energy systems, compressors, turbines, fuels and additives technology for a wide range of combustion engines, electrification technologies and various hydraulic/lubrication fluids and systems.
Application areas included:
- Power generation
- Oil and gas
Advanced optical, laser and X-ray diagnostic techniques are assisting in the development of computational mechanics software for turbulent compressible and incompressible flows incorporating real-fluid thermodynamics.
Heat and mass transfer, phase-change, fluid-structure interactions and complex chemical processes are addressed.
Research is conducted in collaboration with global centres of excellence and relevant industry.
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- Dr Jafar Al Zaili
- Prof John Carlton
- Prof Manolis Gavaises
- Dr Ioannis Karathanassis
- Dr Foivos Koukouvinis
- Prof Ahmed Kovacevic
- Dr Matthew Read
- Prof Abdulnaser Sayma
- Dr Martin White
- Dr Qiang Ziang.