The Laboratory is located within the Building of Aerodynamics, Shipbuilding and
Hydraulic Turbomachines and coexists with the Laboratory of Aerodynamics, Laboratory of
Hydraulic Turbomachines and the Laboratory of Bioengineering. This allows access to a pool of facilities, resources and expertise.
Experimental facilities include a closed circuit
wind tunnel capable of simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer
over models up to 2 m in size for environmental flow studies. In
collaboration with the other laboratories of the Fluids section, a
number of services may be provided such as velocity and pressure
measurements of aerodynamics interest. There are also a number of
hand held instruments available for assessing air quality and
A number of numerical tools have been developed
over the years. These are targeted towards basic and applied
research in the fields of single and two phase turbulent flows with
or without heat transfer. Applications range from environmental
flows at local or urban scale to bluff body aerodynamics and
particle dispersion, erosion and adhesion.
Environmental Flow and Aerodynamics
Numerical resources include
commercial, open source and in-house CFD codes for environmental heat and fluid flow in urban areas, CFD codes for particle laden turbulent flows and others
Experimental facilities are also provided through the Laboratory of Aerodynamics http://www.aerolab.ntua.gr.
Of particular interest is the large scale (3.5x2.5m) wind tunnel capable of atmospheric boundary layer simulation over scale models up to 2m in size
Air Quality and Emissions
number of hand held devices are available for gas and particle
measurements and assessment of air quality in indoor and ambient
Design of systems and devices for pollutant retention and optimisation of performance
Thermal Environmental Engineering
and heat and fluid flow analysis of thermally controlled spaces and
related devices (indoor and ambient thermal environment,
heat exchangers etc).
Energy analysis of thermally controlled spaces
and related energy producing equipment.