Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

Chalmers tekniska hoegskola (Chalmers University of Technology) was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, director of the Swedish East India Company, and was transformed into an independent foundation in 1994.

Chalmers has developed leading research in the areas of life sciences, materials science, information technology, micro-and nanotechnology, environmental sciences and energy.

Chalmers’ annual turnover is 3975 million SEK (appr. 387 million EUR), out of which 70 % is related to research. Around 60 % of the research funding is acquired in competition from external sources. Some 13700 people, including 3293 employees (2999 FTEs), work and study in Chalmers’ 13 departments.

The university offers PhD and Licentiate programmes as well as MScEng, MArch, BEng and nautical programmes. There are 9415 students (FTE) in programmes leading to 1349 Master’s degrees annually.  966 students are involved in doctoral programs leading to about 300 PhD and Licentiate of Technology degrees each year.

Chalmers has an extensive track record of engaging in EU funded research projects. In the Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, Chalmers has participated in over 800 projects. On a continuous basis Chalmers is involved in approximately 150 EU-projects with an annual EU funding (2018) for research of 22 M€.

In Horizon 2020, Chalmers has been participating in 165 projects with a contract value of 99 M€ including 13 ERC grants, 37 MSCA grants (20 ITNs) and 35 projects in the Transport challenge. Chalmers is coordinator or single beneficiary of 38 Horizon 2020 projects, including the Graphene Flagship.

The mission of the Division of Fluid Dynamics is to gain fundamental knowledge about turbulent incompressible and compressible flows through numerical and experimental research, and develop new and improved computational and experimental techniques for the study of such flows in both fundamental and real-world environments. We also aim to assist industrial researchers and engineers in confronting problems involving turbulent and compressible phenomena.

The research at the Division covers turbulent flow (both compressible and incompressible), aero-acoustics and turbomachines. Our tools include both computations and experiments. The research covers a wide range of topics. In some research projects the smallest turbulent scales are studied whereas in others the function of a complete gas turbine is analyzed and modelled.

Our applied research is carried out in close cooperation with industry, both in national projects and in EU projects. Vehicles (cars, trucks, busses and trains), airplanes, gas turbines, water and wind turbines are important applications. The Division of Fluid Dynamics is part of Chalmers Sustainable Transport Initiative, Chalmers eScience Initiative and Chalmers Energy Initiative.

A large part of our teaching activity is carried out within our International Master Program in Applied Mechanics. In this program we offer courses covering a wide range of courses, including turbulence modelling, experimental fluid dynamics, CFD, heat transfer, turbomachinery and gas turbine technology.

Role in the Project

Chalmers is responsible for developing and validating the required numerical methods in an open source CFD software, as well as using the software to study and optimize the technologies under relevant conditions.