Activities in the LABORATORY OF THERMOFLUIDS, COMBUSTION AND ENERGY SYSTEMS focus on the fundamental relations between concurrent thermodynamic transport phenomena involved in energy conversion processes.
Experimental facilities, as well as diagnostic techniques have evolved alongside funding programs, as determined by technological, economic and social needs and, more recently, oriented towards the downsizing of energy conversion systems in a variety of fields.
These include rich-lean strategies and/or thermo-acoustic oscillations for low emission combustion in domestic and industrial burning systems, as well as the control and monitoring of a variety of industrial processes for optimum efficiency and emissions.
The available experimental techniques include:
Besides the use of standard equipment, an important objective of the activities in this laboratory is to contribute to the development of tools tailored to monitor and control a variety of energy conversion processes.