FML/UoP is one of the main laboratories of Mechanical Engineering and
Aeronautics Department, founded in 1975, and covers all the educational
needs in the area of Fluid Mechanics and its Applications (Fluid Dynamics,
Turbomachinery, Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Multi-Phase
· Fluid Mechanics I & IIEducational Activities
Aeronautics:Areas and Topics of Research Activities
· Fixed-wing and Rotary-wing Aerodynamics including interaction effects
· Aircraft Design and Optimisation
· Wind Tunnels Design, Optimisation, Calibration and Utilisation
· Acoustics and related Aerodynamics (Propellers/Rotors, Engines)
· Noise Source (Identification, Prediction and Reduction)
· Flowfield analysis in Turbomachines (Compressors and Turbines)
· Fans, Blowers and Hydraulic Machines (Design and Optimisation)
Applied Fluid Dynamics:
· Wind effects on structures
· Wind Turbines (Aerodynamic Design and Optimisation, Performance Calculations and Testing)
INDUSTRIAL FLUID DYNAMICS
· Internal Flow Systems (Pipe Networks in Steady/Unsteady flow, Flowfield Analysis into the components of the system)
· Multi-Phase Flows (Gas-Liquid-Particle flow in Pipes and Networks)
· Fluid-Thermo Analysis in Energy Systems
The current activities of FML/UoP cover the following areas of research:· The research projects and parallel activities in Aerodynamics concern the flow field analysis of helicopter rotors using numerical simulation techniques which will be validated by wind tunnel measurements, in order to develop a powerful computational code for optimised design of rotary wings.
· One (1) minicomputer Prime 2350 that provides an access up to 8 users under UNIX environmentComputer Facilities
Developed Simulation Codes and CFD
FML/UoP uses the well-known CFD code PHOENICS developed by CHAM for the numerical simulation of single and two-phase flow phenomena and in parallel develops its own codes, which are very good tools for specific flow problems analysis. A sample of the developed and used codes is given below:
· PHOENICS, a general purpose CFD code by CHAM
· EMPF, an extended multi-phase flow analysis code
· AIRLIFT, an optimum design code for air-lift pump installations
· SOLAIR, a gas-particle two-phase flow analysis code
· TPES, transport properties estimation system
· SEPAR, flow field analysis of gas-liquid two-phase flow in baffle type separators
· ETNA, steady and unsteady flow analysis in complex pipe flows
· TRANS, transient phenomena analysis in pipelines
· DRYPRO, drying processes analysis and optimum design of dryers
· HELIC, flow field analysis of a helicopter rotor
Experimental Facilities:· Low speed Wind Tunnel that provides a max. velocity of 40m/s into an octagonal test section (0.50mx0.50m).
The FML/UoP is mainly supported by its own workshop and when required
by the Main Workshop of the Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics Department.
There is a considerable experience, accumulated over the last twenty years in measuring techniques utilising advanced instrumentation such as Hot-Wire Anemometer, Laser-Doppler Velocimeter as well as Data Acquisition Systems. Data analysis and reduction being the post processing of any experimental work is well established since the FML/UoP capabilities were tested recently for a huge amount of data, in the framework of research projects supported by the European Community.Measuring Instrumentation:
G. Papanikas, Professor, Dr.-Ing., Director
· D. P. Margaris, Assistant Professor, Dr.-Eng.
· P. A. Tsimoraga, Assistant, Dipl. of Mathem.
· E. Dimitracopoulou
· G. Dimitracopoulou
· D. C. Fertis, Dr.- Eng.
· A.-G. Ghiaus, Dr.-Eng.
· A. I. Spyropoulos, Dipl.- Eng.
· E. S. Tentis, Dipl.- Eng.
· A. P. Fragias, Dipl.- Eng.
· V. Samaras, Dipl.- Eng.
· N. Tachos, Dipl.- Eng.
· S. Loukopoulos, Msc., Dipl.- Eng.
· K. Dodis, Dipl. of Physics
External Scientific Collaborators:
· A. E. Filios, Dr.-Eng.
· I. G. Koligiannis, Dipl.- Eng.
· A. Z. Protopsaltis, Dipl.- Eng.
· P. A. Papagiannidis, Dipl.- Eng., MSc.
· N. B. Vlachopoulos, Dipl.- Eng.,MSc.
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