Experiments for flow visualization and simulation

The flow of complex fluids is present in a large number of industrial processes. Understanding how fluids move through complex geometries, and knowing how to quantify the relevant quantities associated with the problem is fundamental for the design and optimization of these processes.

This type of analysis can be done through experiments on a full or reduced scale, from the visualization of the flow with the use of precision cameras and/or with the measurement of global quantities of interest, such as flow and head loss.

At GReo we have a laboratory where we design, manufacture and assemble various types of experimental plants for the study of flows involving complex fluids. Plants often only aim to visualize flow patterns, which can define the viability and success of an industrial process. In other situations, experimental plants are built that aim to obtain global quantitative measurements, such as flow and pressure drop, in order to define the viability of a process, or propose solutions that indicate ways for its optimization. Experimental measurements can also be performed just to validate results obtained through numerical simulations.


Infrastructure: Milling machine; industrial drill; lathe; 3d printer; pressure transducers; flow and density meters; hydrometer; high-resolution still cameras; bombs.