Universidad de Chile | FCFM

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

tubo2Research topics include computational and experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer, enery systems, energy conversion, solar and wind energy, among others.

 

 

Research Faculty:

Williams R. Calderón

Juan C. Elicer

Ramón L. Frederick

Alvaro A. Valencia

Rodrigo H. Hernández

Labs:

Laboratorio de Fluidodinámica y Procesos

Laboratorio de Estudios Avanzados en Fenómenos no Lineales

Laboratorio de Fenómenos Fluidodinámicos

Latest Projects:

Title Funded by Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Starting year
Charge carrier flow hydrodynamics in PN junctions with applications to photovoltaic solar cells Iniciación FONDECYT Williams Calderón 2011
Advection, Diffusion And Scalar Mixing Mediated By Stable, Unstable And Turbulent Vortex Rings Fondecyt Regular Rodrigo Hernández 2008
Soot Production In a Laminar Diffusion Flame: Application For Non-Conventional Fuels Fondecyt Regular Andrés Fuentes Juan Carlos Elicer 2010
Mechanical Characterization Of Cerebral Aneurysms And The Effects On Fluid-Structure And Structural Simulations In Patient Specific Models Fondecyt Regular Álvaro Valencia Rodrigo Rivera 2011
Jorge Mura
Eduardo Bravo
Miguel Ignat
Juan Sordo

Graduate Courses:

Computational Fluid Dynamics (ME-67A)
Heat and Mass Transfer (ME-711)
Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics (ME-712)
Advanced Thermodynamics (ME-713)
Exergetic Analysis (ME-714)
Radiation Heat Transfer (ME-715)
Solar Energy Conversion (ME-716)
Numerical and Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (ME-717)
Electro-Mechanical Devices for Energy Transport and Conversion (ME-777)

Selected Publications:

Calderón W, Jena D, Sen M. “Temperature influence on hydrodynamic instabilities in a one-dimensional electron flow in semiconductors”. Journal Of Applied Physics 2010.

Calderón W, Jena D, Sen M. “Hydrodynamic instability of confined two-dimensional electron flow in semiconductors”. Journal Of Applied Physics 2009.

Rosales-Vera M, Valencia A. “Solutions of Falkner-Skan equation with heat transfer by Fourier series”. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 2010.

Rosales M, Valencia A, Fuentes R. “A methodology for controlling slopping in copper converters by using lateral and bottom gas injection”. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering 2009.

Elicer-Cortes J, Demarco R, Valencia A, Pavageau M. “Heat confinement in tunnels between two double-stream twin-jet air curtain”. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 2009.

Rivera J, Elicer-Cortés J C, Pavageau M. “Turbulent heat and mass transfer through air curtains devices for the confinement of heat inside tunnels”. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 2011.

Lecaros M, Elicer-Cortés J C, Fuentes A, Felis F. “On the ability of twin jets air curtains to confine heat and mass inside tunnels”. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 2010.

Felis F, Pavageau M, Elicer-Cortés J C, Dassonville T. “Simultaneous measurements of temperature and velocity fluctuations in a double stream-twin jet air curtain for heat confinement in case of tunnel fire”. International Communications in Heat and Transfer 2010.

Frederick R. “Heat transfer enhancement in cubical enclosures with vertical fins”. Applied Thermal Engineering 2007.

Frederick R, Moraga S. “Three-dimensional natural convection in finned cubical enclosures”. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 2007.

Estevez P, Hernández R. “Gamma-filter self-organising neural networks for unsupervised sequence processing”. Electronic Letters 2011.

Arévalo G, Hernández R, Nicot C, Plaza F. “Particle image velocimetry measurements of vortex rings head-on collision with a heated vertical plate”. Physics Of Fluids 2010.

Hernández R H, León M. “Scattering of sound waves by the wake flow of a flat plate”. EPL 2010.

Hernández R H, Vial M. “Frequency response of the wake of a flat plate”. EPL 2008.

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