Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (MVS)

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics is a division at the Department of Management and Engineering. We conduct research and education in close collaboration with the industry.


The work at the Division of Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics includes heat transfer, aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, biological flows and thermodynamics, with emphasis on applications and computations. Our work is carried out with the university’s three goals in mind: solid teaching, research and collaboration within the industry.


Courses are given in thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics on both basic and advanced levels. Our research in mainly focused on Biofluid Mechanics, Computational Aerodynamics and Industrial Heat Transfer, which spans from blood flow within the body to cooling of gas turbines. A connection with the industry is maintained through master thesis, project courses and research projects.

If you are interested in our courses, master thesis or just curious, feel free to contact us!

News and articles

New tools to investigate abnormal blood flow

Images of a patient’s aorta, eight years of research and LiU’s supercomputer – this combination lies behind new tools to visualise blood flow in abnormal blood vessels. They may improve our ability to predict serious diseases.

Petter Ekman

Fluid mechanics to improve fuel consumption

Cars today must be certified for fuel consumption and emissions. Petter Ekman shows in his doctoral thesis how car manufacturers can make considerable resource savings for estimations of aerodynamics effects even from small geometrical details.

A person testing virtual reality glasses

The LiU VR lab, a unique resource for engineering students

Using VR in lab work is popular with future engineers at LiU. They learn more rapidly and find everything easier to understand – and later find that industry is eager to employ people who have combined an engineering degree with visual programming.




Visiting Address

Division of Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Hans Meijers väg
A Building, entrance 13-19, Campus Valla
Linköping, Sweden

Postal Address

Linköping University
Department of Management and Engineering
Division of Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
581 83 Linköping