Panta rhei – Everything flows. Fluid flows are encountered everywhere, whether in gas turbines, combustion engines, power generation systems, heat exchangers, pumps or in wind turbines and aircraft. Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion and heat and mass transfer are the scientific disciplines determining the performance of these products.

The research cluster Smart Interfaces – Thermo-Fluids and Combustion Engineering (CSI) pools expertise and emerging technologies at the Technische Universität Darmstadt based on these research fields.

TFCE crosses boundaries of the classical disciplines mechanical engineering, mathematics, materials science, physics and chemistry. Theoretical, numerical, and experimental methods are jointly developed. Processes and products are optimized in collaborative efforts.




  • 2014/09/18

    Short Course on Atomization and Sprays

    Expertise and state-of-the-art in a compact course format

    On February 23-26, 2015 a short course on Atomization and Sprays is to be held at the Center of Smart Interfaces. The course has the aim to present the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc. go

  • 2014/10/15

    TTD boiling experiment in top five of ESA parabolic flight experiments

    Five notable experiments chosen by ESA’s parabolic flight campaign manager

    The world’s largest aircraft for weightless research, the ‘Zero-G’ Airbus A300, took its last trip for ESA recently. In its 17 years of service, the aircraft has hosted about 450 ESA experiments during 3500 parabolas totalling 20 hours of weightlessness. To commemorate the aircraft’s retirement, ESA’s parabolic flight campaign manager Vladimir Pletser chose five notable experiments performed in varying levels of gravity. weiter

  • 2014/10/06

    CSI Papers of the Month September 2014

    The following CSI publications are published CSI Papers of the Month September 2014. Congratulations to the authors. go

  • 2014/10/01

    Direct Numerical Simulation of a rising bubble group

    CSI Calendar Image October 2014

    This month's calendar image was produced by Daniel Deising (MMA)and shows a Direct Numerical Simulation of a rising bubble group in fully periodic geometry using the volume of fluid method. go

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