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Faculty of Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a driving force in many industrial processes and is being employed at a rapidly increasing rate in R&D, manufacturing, environmental and medical applications.

Our internationally recognised CFD facilities bring together expertise from across the University to examine a diverse range of fields from wind turbine optimisation to the applicability of oxy-fuel combustion for carbon capture and storage (CCS), estimating performance of fuel cells and optimising the design of anaerobic digesters.

In collaboration with leading CFD software developers and industrial partners that include
Powergen, Synetix, Rolls Royce, ICI and Shell, our research in this field has a major impact on
reducing development costs and on improving manufacturing design cycles. Our unique,
interdisciplinary CFD centre has expertise in modelling and simulation across areas ranging from air quality and pollution, to fuel combustion, wind resource
and industrial modelling.

Our CFD research feeds directly into our new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics.

To find out more about Computational Fluid Dynamics please visit the Energy Leeds website.