Research lines

In addition to these three main lines, the group's researchers work on:

The objectives of this line are to study the efficiency of smoke detectors and sprinklers for this type of installations, as well as the effect of make-up air. For this purpose, full-scale experiments and CFD numerical simulations will be used.

In most cases, jets and wakes behind blunt bodies are unstable with non-stationary modes that generate periodic structures in the flow. The stability analysis of this type of problems allows to identify the destabilization mechanisms, the most efficient control methods and the optimal associated disturbances.

The shape and characteristics of many seeds determine the extent and range of their dispersal. Parameters such as temperature and relative humidity also have an impact. Characterizing and understanding their transport mechanisms under different flow conditions can contribute to improve the existing correlations for their dispersal as well as in the design of efficient propulsion systems.

The close coupling between the kinematics of three-dimensional bodies such as finite-length cylinders, plates or rings and the motion of a fluid around them determines the behavior of the joint system whether in stationary or rectilinear, periodic or chaotic regimes. In addition, the presence of numerous degrees of freedom can give rise to new purely three-dimensional system behaviors, as well as periodic deformations in the case of flexible bodies.

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