Thermo-fluid Mechanics Research Centre


The TFMRC has five dedicated test cells and a workshop; a calibration room, 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) and hot wire anemometry. We are equipped to carry out laboratory-standard calibration of temperature, pressure and mass flow.

For numerical modelling we have a significant share of the centralised high-performance computing facilities 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 M.Sc. and M.Eng. projects.