Centre for Thermofluids, Energy Systems and High-Performance Computing

Organization profile

The centre is dedicated to research and development activities  in the broad area of thermofluids, energy and related fields, in both fundamental and applied aspects, and covering theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches. An important part here is also the advanced modelling point of view and the utilisation of High Performance Computing to solve fundamental and engineering problems. Its remit is kept broad to capture the needs of a wide variety of industrial
clients and academic partners, the examples including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Fluid mechanics and aerodynamics
  • Heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Combustion processes
  • Multiphase and multi-component flows and processes
  • Acoustics, thermoacoustics and flow induced vibrations
  • Process equipment, process integration and control
  • Refrigeration, air-conditioning, cryo-cooling and
  • liquefaction
  • Fluid rheology, lubrication and complex fluids
  • Flow diagnostics including laser-based measurement (e.g., PIV, LIF)
  • Energy production from fossil fuels and renewable sources
  • Energy efficiency and reduction of climatic impacts
  • Energy storage and waste heat recovery
  • Microfluidic devices and nano-fluids
  • Medical/Physiological flows and heat transfer
  • High Performance Computing architecture and optimisation
  • Digital twinning and augmented/virtual reality approaches

Our typical industrial partners include

  • Chemical and process industries
  • Oil and gas extraction and refining industries
  • Heat exchanger and heat pipe manufacturers
  • Boiler and fluidised bed combustor manufacturers
  • Wind turbine manufacturers
  • Gas turbine manufacturers
  • Internal combustion engine manufacturers
  • Electricity generation sector including suppliers and distributors
  • District heating suppliers
  • Air-conditioning and ventilation suppliers
  • Marine-related industries
  • Valve, pump and general process equipment manufacturers
  • Instrumentation and measurement developers
  • Transport industries including automotive, marine, rail and aerospace
  • Electrical and electronics industries
  • Healthcare and analytical equipment producers

The Centre Consits of the following Research Groups

Energy Emissions and Environment Research Group (EEERG)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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