Fluidics

Overview of the Fluidics Laboratory

Overview of the Fluidics Laboratory Fluid mechanics is the scientific field which studies the properties of fluids from a mechanical viewpoint, and fluid engineering is the field which actively utilizes these properties. Through the constructive adoption of computer simulations and high-level measurement techniques, this laboratory performs research and provides training related to the fundamentals and the application of fluids, such as the movement of animals in nature (biological fluid mechanics) and the utilization of hydrodynamic forces in sports (sports fluid engineering), efficient energy consumption and energy transformation and transfer and storage, with contributions from a broad spectrum of fields.


Attractive aspects of fluidics

Intriguing aspects of fluidics All objects on Earth, such as birds, fish and other living creatures, moving machines such as cars and airplanes, as well as immobile objects such as multilayer buildings and road signs, are affected by fluids. Animals change their shape in accordance with the influence of the surrounding fluids, and cars and airplanes also change their shapes in accordance with their application. Animals propel themselves using wings and fins, while airplanes fly with the help of wings and ships propel themselves with the help of screws. Pumps and turbines transfer energy to the air or the water through the rotation of blades, providing driving forces which are indispensable for human activity, while the rotation of windmills and turbines extracts energy from the air. The effects of fluids become apparent, for example, in breaking balls in sports and the swimming or flying patterns of different animals. Also, these effects are related to noise, oscillation and vortex phenomena, and their interdisciplinary application and utilization determines the fascinating aspects of fluid engineering.