Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group
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Student working

Capabilities

 

Aero- and fluid dynamics

  • wing fluids
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • aerofoil aerodynamics
  • drag reduction and flow control
  • flow separation control
  • turbulent boundary layer structures
  • experimental fluid dynamics
  • droplet formation in steam turbines
  • microfluidic droplet generation
  • turbine cooling, highly flexible structures
  • aeroacustics of synthetic jet actuators 

Heat transfer

  • phase change cooling
  • microchannel boiling and condensation
  • high efficient heat pipes
  • nanofluids heat transfer
  • nature inspired technologies
  • heat and flow management
  • numerical and experimental heat transfer
  • Thermo acoustic engines
  • Heat and mass transfer
 

Buildings

  • built environment
  • energy consumption
  • structural optimization
  • building component interfaces
  • material composite function
  • material connectivity
  • multi-layering
  • HVAC in the built environment
  • building energy performance modelling
  • building energy simulation

Two-phase flow

  • gas-liquid
  • liquid-liquid
  • interfacial dynamics
  • two and three phase flow measurement
  • multiphase flow
  • fluid flow
  • liquid atomisation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • a static element to a dynamic element
  • microchannel boiling and condensation
 

Mechanics

  • propulsion
  • turbine
  • Powertrain thermal management 
  • Automotive energy
  • optimum solutions of wind turbines
  • wind engineering
  • wind turbines
  • optimal layout and management of wind farm
  • internal combustion engines
  • real world environmental engineering
  • modelling of the emission, dispersion and mitigation of fugitive dust
  • gaseous and liquid low carbon fuels
  • Automotive Vehicle Design
  • fuel economy & emissions
  • data science
  • vehicle system integration studies
  • noise reduction
  • electric car batteries
  • power electronics
  • data centres
  • reducing environmental impact
  • jet impingement
  • low carbon vehicle thermal management
  • Battery thermal management

Natural engineering

  • crystal morphology
  • shallow water lakes and volcanic eruptions
  • environmental fluid flow phenomena 
  • water migration
  • solar energy

 

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)

  • thermal management
  • refrigeration
  • nanoparticles in the working fluids
  • improve evaporative and desiccant cooling
  • improving thermal comfort for the built environments
  • thermal storage systems
  • energy and transport systems
  • absorption refrigeration
  • air-conditioning technologies
  • cooling tri-generation system
  • heat powered refrigeration systems
  • vehicles air-conditioning
 

 

 

Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email:flute@nottingham.ac.uk