Thermofluids and Energy Systems

The faculty in the Thermofluids and Energy Systems is concerned with application of heat and work to engineering problems, the behaviour of fluids when subjected to pressure gradients and energy systems. Active research is performed in Alternate Energy, Multiphase flow with droplets, Combustion, Supercritical Flow Stability, Aerodynamic Optimization, Particle Motion and Accretion in Complex Flows, Steam Condenser Modelling, Transport Phenomena in Porous Media, Two-phase flow, Experimental Fluid dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics.

Eric Bibeau
  • Alternative Energy and Modeling of Biomass Energy Conversion Systems
  • High Velocity Kinetic Turbines, Icing of Wind Turbines
  • Anaerobic Digesters
Madjid Birouk
  • Droplet and Spray Vaporization and Combustion, Combustion
  • Jets in Cross-Flow, Turbulent Flow
  • Optical Diagnostics
Vijay Chatoorgoon
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Acoustic Wave Propagation
  • Supercritical Flow Stability
Robert Derksen
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Aerodynamic Optimization
David C. S. Kuhn
  • Particle Motion and Accretion in Complex Flows
  • Industrial Multiphase flows
  • Ice Accretion Measurement
Scott Ormiston
  • Steam Condenser Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Film Condensation in the Presence of a Non-condensing Gas
Douglas Ruth
  • Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
  • Core Analysis
Hassan Soliman
  • Two-phase Flow in Condensers
  • Tee Junctions and Manifolds
  • Heat Transfer Augmentation
Mark Tachie
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulent Flows Over Rough Surfaces
  • Laser Doppler Velocimetry, Particle Image Velocimetry
Bing-Chen Wang
  • Computational fluid dynamics, Turbulence modeling
  • Large-eddy simulation, Direct numerical simulation
  • Environmental fluid mechanics, Transport phenomena