The Center of Smart Interfaces building houses several institutes and lab facilities of TFI.
Two-dimensional vectorial velocity profile of secondary flow in a meandric microchannel. Image: Hardt/Breuer (NMF/HLO)
Coherent conditionally averaged quasi-streamwise vortex near the wall of a turbulent channel flow. Image: Gatti (SLA)
Visualization of flow in a Prandtl channel. Image: Simon (SLA)
Vorticity magnitude in a turbulent channel flow. Image: Avsarkisov/Khujadze (FDY)
Velocity field of the air surrounding the impact of a burning drop (Particle Image Velocimetry). Image: Becker/Dreizler (RSM)
Patterns formed during drying of electrically conductive silver-based ink dissolved in isopropanol on copper substrates. Image: Gambaryan-Roisman (TTD)
Stages of mixed phase icing on a hot substrate, e.g. in aircraft engines. Image: Kintea (SLA)
Spray Cooling – Experimental setup. Image: Winter (TTD)
Simulation of droplet growing at a capillary under the influence of a surface active agent (surfactant). Image: Dieter-Kissling/Marschall (MMA)
Isovelocity surfaces during cylinder inflow measured via Magnetic Resonance Velocimetry using a 3T Siemens MR-Scanner. Image: Freudenhammer/Grundmann (SLA)
Molecular Dynamics simulation: Hydration of hexafluorobenzene. Image: Schravendijk/van der Vegt (CPC)
Profile Area Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces
The profile area Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces (TFI) represents numerous activities in the fields of fluid dynamics, combustion and heat & mass transfer at the TU Darmstadt. TFI provides its members with a network to share methods across disciplines, to develop new processes and to cooperate with external scientific or industrial partners. Our research creates the basis for the development of new and energy efficient products or machines in engineering, energy technology and process engineering.
We adopt an interdisciplinary approach to developing appropriate methods, experiments, theoretical models and numerical simulations on different time and length scales. Fundamental research is linked up with application oriented research in numerous fields, particularly in energy technology and process engineering. Technology transfer at TFI is supported by a dedicated Competence and Application Center Smart Interfaces (KASI).
The profile area TFI unites a whole range of collaborative research projects, funded primarily by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Emphasis is on the following research areas:
• Static and dynamic wettability
• Heat and mass transfer
• Reactive flows and combustion
• Flow control
• Multiphase Flows
Our research creates the basis for the development of new and energy efficient products or machines in engineering, energy technology and process engineering: Combustion engines, gas turbines, power stations, wind turbines, airplanes, heat exchangers or pumps are only some examples of the numerous applications fields.
Currently, 23 institutes/research groups participate in the profile area, with 14 coming from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, five from mathematics, two each from chemistry and materials science and one research group from physics.
A principal objective of TFI is: Create an appropriate network to stimulate exchange between scientists, students and external partners. This exchange is supported by the organization of short courses, workshops, conferences and initiatives for the promotion of young researchers.
November 4, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany
CECAM Workshop, October 4-6, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany
New Collaborative Resarch Centre on transport and wetting processes
Students very satisfied with their study conditions
Introductory knwoledge of organic and printed electronics
Scientists from the following five departments of the TU Darmstadt are involved in the profile area “Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces”:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Science