The Multiphase Thermo-fluid Dynamics Laboratory, established in 2015, is located in Talbot Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Laboratory conducts experiments and research projects focusing on two phase flow and heat transfer. Ongoing projects include:

  • Generating validation data for CFD and system analysis codes
  • Natural circulation and thermal hydraulic instability
  • Characterizing wall nucleation parameters in forced convective flows
  • Critical Heat Flux (CHF) on traditional and engineered surfaces
  • Two-fluid model with Interfacial Area Transport Equation (IATE)
  • Boiling under sub-atmospheric pressure
  • Measurement of thermo-physical properties of advanced liquid moderators
  • Two-Phase Flow in Molten Salt