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Thermal and Fluid Engineering – Experiments

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

Thermal and Fluid Engineering – Experiments 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 analyses: what began thousands of years ago with the harnessing of fire has in the meantime arrived at huge combined cycle power plants (gas/steam turbines), high-power combustion engines and a wide variety of future needs for renewable energy possibilities.

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

Experimental methods, measurement and control technology as well as data evaluation are at the centre of the training. A wide range of laboratory exercises complements 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 the measurement of temperatures, pressures, flow rates and also emissions such as CO2 and NOx are also part of this specialisation.