Experimental Facilities

  • Water tanks for turbulence and diffusion experiments
  • Wind channels for heat transfer experiments
  • Open circulation wind tunnel
  • Swirl flow apparatus
  • Jet and plume facilities
  • Convective heat transfer apparatus
  • Cone calorimeter for reaction to fire tests
  • Bomb calorimeter
  • Two-phase channels (water – air bubbles)
  • Combustion rigs for diffusion and premixed flames
  • Low emission combustors
  • Fire plume apparatus for forest and whirl fire simulations
  • Confined test sections for fuel spray velocity and size measurements


  • Multi sensor hot – wire anemometry (HWA)
  • 2D Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV)
  • Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA)
  • 2D Digital Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Flow visualization techniques
  • High Temperature Thermocouples
  • Pressure sensors
  • Species concentration sensors
  • Gas analysis equipment

Numerical codes

LAT has developed computational fluid dynamic codes with suitable turbulence and global chemical reaction models. The Lab is also using commercial and open source numerical simulation codes such as:

  • OpenFOAM
  • FDS