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Design and Experimental Methods for Thermo and Fluid Systems

Relevant problems in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer are investigated in the laboratory using experimental methods.

Design and Experimental Methods for Thermo and Fluid Systems is a specialisation of the Bachelor of Science programme in Mechanical Engineering in close cooperation with the FHNW Institute for Thermo and Fluid Engineering.

Energy, heat, power, flow, energy systems and energy analysis: what began thousands of years ago with the harnessing of fire has since been transformed into giant combined cycle power plants (gas/steam turbines), high-performance internal combustion engines and a wide range of future needs for renewable energy possibilities.

In addition to the basics in general energy technology, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, internal combustion engines and turbomachinery, laboratory work is at the centre of this specialisation area. In addition to the laboratory exercises, the design and layout of test facilities with all safety requirements is part of the training.

Experimental methods, measurement and control technology and data evaluation are the focus of the training. A wide range of laboratory exercises completes the knowledge towards a practical understanding, from flow to combustion as well as the processes in and around turbomachines and combustion engines.

The relevant problems such as measuring temperatures, pressures, flow rates but also emissions such as CO2, NOx are also part of this specialisation.