Department of Thermodynamics and Environmental Engineering has computer, light and medium-heavy laboratories with a total area of over 700 square meters. Department also offers for testing an experimental passive two-storey family house.
The experimental house is a unique building designed to explore hybrid ventilation and energy saving systems for heating. Over the years, the house has expanded with more and more systems, the last system is a complete ground heat exchanger created in the dissertation.
The climatic chamber is designed for testing technical devices in various weather conditions including extreme heat and cold. Environmental conditions there are defined exactly, which allows to repeatedly compare behavior of the tested technical devices. The climatic tests can prove the endurance, reliability and functionality of these devices. The chamber allows to perform both stationary and transient climatic tests which simulate real weather conditions in complex way. Namely, it simulates the effect temperature, humidity and solar global radiation.
The department systematically and at the state-of-the-art level builds up facilities for experimental research into aerosol transport and deposition. It is equipped with up-to-date instrumentation for preparation and experimental research of liquid and solid particles. The research activities conducted currently at the laboratory include elucidation of transport of various type particles as well as assessment of their deposition during inhalation into human airways. The laboratory fundamental component is a test rig for aerosol preparation, its mixing with air and measurement of flow operating parameters.
The laboratory is equipped with 5 different types of solar collectors for water heating. The circuit of each collector is separate, so it is possible to make balances of individual types. The data from the experiments are then compared with an advanced simulation.
The workplace has 15 year hands-on experience in the field of atomizers. It runs a laboratory unique to the Czech Republic that is equipped competitively with other top laboratories across Europe.The typical application lies in research and diagnostics of atomizers for automotive industry, combustion chambers of turbo charged engines, desulphurization plants, cooling in metallurgic processes, combustion of waste fuels, pharmaceutical industry, air humidification etc.
The laboratory or its team deals with the research and development in the field of air-conditioning systems that are employed to adjust indoor environment quality of vehicle cabins or buildings; it also includes testing the system effect on thermal comfort. The main demand today is development and design of such air-conditioning systems that provide optimum thermal comfort at the lowest energy and operating costs.
The Department of Thermodynamics and Environmental Engineering runs a laboratory of ventilation systems that is fitted with high quality experimental equipment and advanced instrumentation.The laboratory allows to solve a wide spectrum of problems associated with air flow with the use of advanced optical methods. It is intended and accordingly equipped for testing of devices that are associated with ventilation of rooms or vehicle cabins. The current research carried out at the laboratory focuses on car vents development and their measurement in operation; the fundamental research conducted concerns pipe flow and close-to-wall flow.