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Equipment

  • wind tunnel (cross section 1,87m x 1,40m, flow velocity max. 55 m/s, turbulent intensity < 0,4%)
  • water tunnel (cross section 0,80m x 1,00m, flow velocity max. 3 m/s, turbulent intensity around 0,6%)
  • oil tunnel (cross section 0,60m x 0,45 m, flow velocity max. 4,8 m/s)
  • rheology laboratory
  • high pressure laboratory
  • 12 test benches for 24h measurements (combustion technology)
  • Test rig for centrifugal pumps
  • Suction side test chamber for small fans and blowers
  • 5 generations artifical lung test bench

  • PDA measurement system
  • high-speed camera
  • infrared camera
  • high pressure rheometer
  • thin film rheometer
  • bubble column reactors
  • exhaust analysis systems
  • high temperature test bench
  • test bench for CIP cleaning
  • and many more
  • Rheometric measurement equipment:
    • Narrow-gap rotational rheometer based on: Anton Paar MCR 501
    • Narrow-gap rotational rheometer with optical access based on: Physica UDS 200:
      • Parallel disks, diameter 12.5-50 mm
      • Gap widths: oscillation down to 5 µm, rotation down to about 20 µm
      • Shear rates: up to 150,000/s
      • Temperature range: 20-40°C
      • Features: Fluorescence microscope, birefringence, normal forces at high shear rates
    • Ubbelohde viscometer: Schott, diverse
    • High-pressure rolling ball viscometer: For pressures up to 700 MPa
    • High-pressure falling ball viscometer: For pressures up to 700 MPa
    • High-pressure torsional shear-wave rheometer: For pressures up to 300 MPaH
  • High pressure devices
    • Density: Jamin interferometer. Precise density measurements for transparent liquids and pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Compressibility: Screw press. For liquids and pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Thermal conductivity: Unsteady hot-wire method. For liquids and pressures up to 500 MPa
    • Zero viscosity: Rolling ball viscometer: For liquids and pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Zero viscosity: Falling ball viscometer: For transparent liquids and pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Viscoelasticity: Torsional shear-wave rheometer. For pressures up to 300 MPa
    • pH-value: Optical spectoscopy. Also for intransparent liquids and near solid surfaces. Pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Melting curve, crystallization: Polarization microscope. For transparent samples and pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Crystallization: Light scattering. For transparent samples and pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Thermofluiddynamics: particle image velocimeter, Laser Doppler velocimeter, hot-wire anemometry, liquid crystal thermometry.For transparent samples and pressures up to 700 MPa
      • Autoclaves with optical windows. Volumes ranging from 2 ml to 1.5 l. Automatically controlled. Pressures up to 700 MPa
    • Autoclaves without optical access: 8 parallel autoclaves 32 ml volume each, 1 autoclave of 160 ml volume. Temperature, pressure, compression ramp, holding time, pressure cycles of each autoclave can be controlled independently. Pressures up to 900 MPa, temperature range from -20 °C to 80 °C

  • CAD-Software
  • CAE-Software
    • Diverse commercial simulation software
    • OpenFOAM
    • FASTEST-3D (in-house CFD-Code under on-going development)
    • Postprocessing software
  • Further Software
    • LabVIEW
    • MATLAB
    • Maple
    • Mathematica

Usage of the High-Performance computing clusters of Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen (RRZE) allow for fast computation of even extensive simulation projects

  • Mechanical Work Shop
    • Turning Machine
    • Milling Machine
  • Electrical Work Shop
    • extensive measuring and inspection equipment
    • soldering station