Bio-Fluid Mechanics

The research in the laboratory for bio-medical fluid mechanics focuses on flows in artificial organs and implants like artificial heart valve prostheses, blood pumps, microfluidic filter systems, etc. and on flows in biological/human systems such as the circulatory blood system and the human airways.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics

To simulate numerically internal and external flows the conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy are solved using up-to-date algorithms implemented on high performance computers. The development of such algorithms has been the subject of various research projects at the Institute of Aerodynamics.

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Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Several wind tunnels covering subsonic, transonic and supersonic flows with test section dimensions ranging from 0.15 x 0.15 m² up to 1 x 1 m² and two water tunnels, one of which is a closed circuit water tunnel with a test section of 1 x 1.5 m² at a maximum velocity of 4 m/s, are available. Moreover, a test rig for certification of safety valves at a maximum pressure of 100 bar is set up.

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