Thermo-fluid Mechanics Research Centre

Facilities

The TFMRC has five dedicated test cells, a workshop, a range of experimental rigs, and a number of air supplies. Measurements of temperature, pressure and mass flow are made using thermocouples, PRTs, Scanivalve systems, and custom build venturi and orifice plates. Velocity measurements can be made with Laser-Doppler Anemometry (LDA) and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) or hot wire anemometry.

For numercal modelling, there is a small PC cluster and several workstations locally housed at the TFMRC. We also have a significant share of the HPC facilites of the University. Over the years we have developed a number of in-house CFD codes, which are the main research tools for numerical studies. Commercial software, ANSYS, is used for teaching and some Year-3 and MSc/MEng projects.