Our research focuses on a wide range of topics, including energy conversion, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and more. We are particularly interested in the fields of aerodynamics, mathematical modelling of internal combustion egines and Stirling engines, battery thermal modeling and CFD studies,.
In aerodynamics, we investigate the fundamental principles of flow around objects, including aircraft and vehicles. Our research aims to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of vehicles and reduce their environmental impact by developing innovative solutions such as advanced wing designs, drag-reducing technologies, and turbulence control techniques.
In internal combustion engines, the Thermofluids Research Group studies the dynamics and thermodynamics of internal combustion engines, which includes understanding the fluid flow, combustion, and heat transfer processes that occur within an engine. They use dynamic and thermodynamic models to simulate and analyze these processes, which helps to improve engine performance, efficiency, and emissions. This research is critical for developing new engine designs and technologies that meet the increasing demands for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
In Stirling engines, we investigate the thermodynamic principles of the engine, including heat transfer and fluid flow. Our research aims to develop new designs and optimize performance for a wide range of applications.
In battery thermal modeling, we focus on developing mathematical models that accurately predict the thermal behavior of batteries during charging, discharging, and storage. Our goal is to optimize battery performance and safety by controlling their operating temperatures, which can have a significant impact on their efficiency and lifespan.
Overall, the Thermofluids Research Group applies their expertise in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to a variety of areas, including IC engines, aerodynamics, Stirling engines, and battery thermal modeling. By understanding and optimizing the underlying physical processes, they are able to develop new technologies and solutions that improve the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of these systems.