Fluid Mechanics

The Fluid Mechanics (FM) section at the Laboratory for Aero & Hydrodynamics performs research on the topics of turbulence and complex flows. The research is carried out at a fundamental level using modern experimental and numerical methods and has a clear connection to processes in an applied or industrial context. Our research projects generally focus on six disciplines: turbulence, multiphase flow, combustion, microfluidics, biological flows, and fluid dynamics of sports. 

The programs are conducted in close collaboration with partners in academia (including participants in the J.M. Burgers Center for Fluid Mechanics), industry, and governmental research institutes.

The research is performed with modern experimental and numerical methods. Experimental methods include particle image velocimetry and laser induced fluorescence; numerical methods include direct numerical simulation and large-eddy simulation.