Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advanced experimental flow and combustion diagnostics

o Our research activities primarily focus on conducting detailed investigations in the fields of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, combustion, heat transfer, and mass transfer. These activities are centered around the development of research methodologies for experimentation and analysis under well-controlled conditions. Our aim is to directly address practical challenges related to combustion systems and flow fields, such as those found in engines and wind turbines.
o To achieve this, we are actively developing and applying a wide range of techniques. For instance, we utilize laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) to image species concentrations, particle image velocimetry (PIV) for measuring flow fields, Schlieren imaging for gas and liquid jet visualization, and laser-induced incandescence (LII) for characterizing soot particles.
o The overarching objective of applying optical diagnostics in our research is to gain a comprehensive understanding of energy conversion and reacting flows and provide practical solutions for enhancing energy conversion processes and improving the performance of combustion systems.

Diesel combustion

·    Particle image velocimetry (PIV) laser
·    Planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) laser.
·    High-speed schlieren laser (Cavitar CAVILUX Smart)
·    High-speed monochrome camera (Phatom V2012)
·    High-speed color camera (Photron SA-Z)
·    High-speed intensifier (LaVision High-speed IRO)
·    Image doubler (LaVision)
·    Laser guiding arm (LaVision)
·    UV enhanced lens
·    Optical engine
·    Optical spray chamber
·    Full-metal single cylinder engine
·    Mckenna burner

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