Heat transfers and thermo-physical couplings
The works carried out, in this context, are treated according to their nature: fundamental (understanding of phenomena), combined or coupled with other physical phenomena and finally applied to thermal and energy systems. It is about evoking the related works:
- studying the phenomena of conduction (linear / non-linear and stationary / unsteady) and convection (forced, natural and mixed, laminar and turbulent), which are also approached in reverse form in the case, for example, of conditions of unknown thermophysical boundaries and properties.
- studying thermal couplings with other physical phenomena such as mass transfer, mechanics, magnetism, or electrochemistry. The objective being to control these phenomena separately in order to apply them on more complex multi-physical systems.
- more applicative work in the field of transport and energy, which aims to enhance the knowledge previously acquired on thermal and energy systems, for applications in the fields of solar thermal, air conditioning and solar refrigeration, fuel cells, hydrogen production, heat engines or even phase change materials or even nano-fluids.
Numerous computer codes have been developed to describe the dynamic and thermal behaviors of systems with geometries that can be described as simple or complex.