Fluid Dynamics Solves Bottlenecks in Energy Technology


LUT School of Energy Systems' experts in process, turbo and measurement technology are involved in the use of energy conversion in both the traditional and renewable energy sectors. The Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics is responsible for teaching and research in fluid dynamics, thermal and fluid machines, and turbomachinery.

In the laboratory, depending on the situation, we are able to perform fluid dynamic calculations theoretically, make fluid dynamics more numerically explicit and reinforce the results through testing.

Modern research into high-speed technology and turbomachinery started at LUT in 1981. In this field, we have designed and built a range of environmentally friendly and highly efficient equipment, such as oil-free compressors for the aeration of waste water for paper factories and refrigerator machines, as well as for ORC-Power (Organic Rankine Cycle) for decentralized production of electric energy.

In April 2013, the 10th European Turbomachinery Conference (ETC10) was organised in Lappeenranta. 250 leading experts participated with 140 presentations on topical compressor and turbine-focused areas of research.