P17 - Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL - Belgium

The division of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics (TFL) belongs to the institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil engineering (iMMC) of UCL. The TFL division is characterised by complementary skills, so much at the level of its capabilities of the academic, scientific and technical staff, than for its available facilities (computers, scientific equipment, instrumentations, electronic and mechanical workshops, laboratories, etc.)

The TFL division (http://www.uclouvain.be/en-360105.html) has at its disposal a multidisciplinary team (about 30 persons) involving professors, engineers, mechanical and electronic technicians, designers, researchers, PhD students, etc. This allows managing scientific and technical project from the fundamental and basic aspects to quasi-commercial products.

The main research activities and interests are focused on fluid mechanics and heat transfer, two-phase flows and energy systems. All these research activities rely on a good balance between experimental and modeling approaches. In addition, TFL division has set up scientific, academic and industrial collaborations (Tractebel, SCK•CEN, CEA, EDF, VKI, BelV) in nuclear thermal-hydraulics; and is active in some related European projects (NURESIM, NURISP, NURESAFE EUROTRANS, THINS).

Key persons

  • Yann Bartosiewicz
  • Matthieu Duponcheel