Rising energy demand and the imminent threat of climate change are critical issues in society. Many energy conversion processes are a result of thermofluid systems to provide electricity, heating and cooling. The Applied Thermofluid Process Modelling Research Unit (ATProM) have expertise in modelling these systems. Such models can be used to evaluate novel renewable energy technologies, improve the efficiency of existing plant and develop new monitoring techniques which contribute to condition based maintenaance.
Models are built using tools available in industry. Tools such as CFD, the one-dimensional network approach or a combination thereof are used for modelling thermofluid systems. Cutting edge advanced analytics techniques such as machine learning and AI are used for data driven model order reduction. The combination of these capabilities enable the development of accurate and computationally inexpensive numerical tools applicable to industry needs.
By developing and applying customized thermofluid process models and engineering analytics methodologies we support engineers to better understand and analyze plant performance and make informed technical decisions, thereby improving performance, mitigating risk and reducing cost.