Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rüdiger Schwarze

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rüdiger Schwarze

Chair of Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery

Lampadiusstraße 4, 09599 Freiberg, Weisbach-Bau, Zimmer 124

Telefon +49 (0)3731 39 2486
Ruediger [dot] Schwarzeatimfd [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.


shooting of small and micro plastic pieces in water environment.
Together with partners from industry, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg will develop an innovative solution over the next two years to purify industrial wastewater and remove environmentally harmful microplastics. The process is also to be applied in the municipal sector at a later date. … weiterlesen

shooting of small and micro plastic pieces in water environment
Microplastics is spreading more and more, especially in the sea. The impact of microplastics on animals and humans has not been researched in the long term. Scientists at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg are therefore working on the production of new bio-based and biodegradable microparticles. … weiterlesen

Preparation of a flow experiment at the new water channel.
The new large-scale device at the Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg is used to study complex flow phenomena and to analyze fluid-structure interactions in water. … weiterlesen

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