Fluid Dynamics for an Environmentally Friendly World
Research in the area of Fluid Dynamics has been active since the University was founded. We have conducted significant research in Finland into steam and gas turbines, as well as small-sized special processes to develop environmentally friendly and less energy consuming equipment for households.
The researchers at the laboratory have developed a broad base of expertise ranging from small-sized refrigeration machines to megawatt-producing steam turbines, and from theoretical fluid dynamics to the latest models in computational fluid dynamics.
The current research team publication list dates all the way back to the year 1981, when LUT started research into High-Speed Technology. Due to this field and the study of centrifugal compressors started a few years later, there are dozens of permanent jobs in the Lappeenranta area.
In particular at the laboratory we are interested in strengthening basic research involving energy-saving potential, where we can leverage our core competencies. We believe that through this, our research is growing in the right direction and is strengthening our partners' own expertise in product development.
Our main research facilities in the Fluid Dynamics department
- Radial Compressor Test Station
- Laminar Wind Tunnel
- Axial Compressor
- Supersonic Wind Tunnel
- Jet Engine Test Rig
- High-Speed Flow Calibrator
- Constant Temperature Anemometer (CTA)
- Pneumatic probes
- Temperature measurement
- Pressure measurement
- Mass and volume flow measurement
- Flow visualisation
- Calibration equipment