Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery
Chair of Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery
Lampadiusstraße 4, 09599 Freiberg, Weisbach-Bau, Zimmer 124
Telefon +49 (0)3731 39 2486
Ruediger [dot] Schwarzeimfd [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
Fluid dynamics explores the behavior and motion of fluids and gases due to forces. Knowledge in fluid mechanics is needed to determine, for example, the drag of vehicles, the lift of aircraft or the pump performance in pipelines.
In turbomachinery, the motion of liquids and gases is used for technical purposes. Turbomachines include, for example, pumps, compressors and wind turbines.
Julius Ludwig Weisbach (1806 - 1871) established research in fluid mechanics in Freiberg. Among others, he was the first to formulate the correct correlation between the pressure loss and the flow rate in pipe flows. This formula, the Darcy-Weisbach equation, and the institute building are named after him.