Research at LTT
The Institute of Technical Thermodynamics (LTT) of RWTH Aachen University under the direction of Professor André Bardow focuses mainly on the development of systemanalytical methods and technical components for energy systems as well as the theoretical and experimental research on fluid multicomponent-systems. The work is done in different project groups.
Energy Systems Engineering
Computer aided simulation, assessment and optimization of energy and process systems.
Laser Diagnostics in Thermofluiddynamics
Development of optical measurement systems for combustion diagnostics.
Measurement Systems Engineering
Development of optimized, optical and classical measurement systems for power and process engineering.
Model-Based Fuel Design
Model-Based Design deals with the application of property prediction models together with partners from Aachen and other universities and companies from energy and chemical engineering to solve problems in fuel injection and combustion, reaction and separation technology.
Molecular Systems Engineering
We work intensively on the development of new hierarchical and predictive property prediction models based on quantum mechanics, molecular simulations as well as statistical and phenomenological thermodynamics.
Sorption Systems Engineering
The project group for sorption systems engineering covers research on different scales from material to complete systems. Sorption processes can be applied for heat transformation, such as in chillers and heat pumps, and for thermal storage, drying and separation.