News from the FCL
See our recent publications at:
Congratulations to Prof. Greenblatt for his paper “Unsteady Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Design” that was selected for Best Paper Award: 31st AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference Link to Article >>
Recent Invited Presentation: Adaptive Slot Blowing for VAWT Blade Load Control,
by Prof. Greenblatt at the Euromech Colloquium 583
Scientific and Technological Challenges in Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
7 September – 9 September 2016, The Netherlands
Our projects are directed at flow control applications that enable effective and efficient energy generation and consumption. This includes wind turbines, air vehicles, aero-engines and land-based turbomachinery.
Currently active projects include:
Load control on wind turbine blades
Plasma-Based flow control on wind turbines
Plasma-Based flow control in axial fans
Fundamental studies on unsteady aerodynamics
Wind-energy generation by active flow control
Plasma flow characterization in electric arc tunnels
The Flow Control Laboratory is located in the Tark-Recu Turbo and Jet Engine Building at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Our research is directed towards flow control topics with a strong emphasis on energy-related problems.
At the heart of the lab is the unsteady low-speed wind tunnel.