Steinbeis Transfer Center Thermofluid Dynamics and Process Engineering


  • Model development for the description of flow, heat and material transport processes
  • Experiments on the validation of models or determination of model parameters
  • Support on the development of research projects and applying for public funding
  • Conception and sale of systems for measurement of process variables in industrial plants
  • Further education, training and seminars

Key Areas

  • Thermofluid Dynamics
    • Powerful wind and water tunnels, non-intrusive sensors for flow, heat and material transfer
    • Transient modeling of single and two-phase flows
    • Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in process technology
  • Thermofluiddynamik: Thermofluid Dynamics
    • Development and application of innovative instrumentation
    • Applications in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and environmental engineering e.g. for energy management systems
    • Flow simulation (CFD) of fluid or particle-loaded multi-phase flows (e.g. four-way coupling of DEM and CFD). Programs i.a. Star CCM+ and OpenFOAM
  • Knowhow Network at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences:
    • Close cooperation especially with the Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, and Environmental Engineering (IKKU), the Instiute of Materials and Processes (IMP), the Institue for EnergyEfficient Mobility (IEEM) and the Steinbeis Transfer Centers

Project Examples

  • Thermofluid Dynamics
    • Detailed CFD analysis thermal energy storage systems
    • Development supporrt for turbine meters
  • Thermofluid Dynamics
    • Development of relevant performance parameters (KPIs) for the operation of industrial process plants
    • Sensors and instrumentation of refrigeration units
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Moltkestr. 30, D-76133 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 721 9251702
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Denecke
(Stand: 04/27/2021)

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