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Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Energy of the University of Patras (LFME)


LFME: Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics & Energy

University of Patras

P.O. Box 1400

GR
-
26500, Patras

GREECE


Telephone: +30
-
261
-
0997577

Fax: +30
-
261
-
0997267

Email:
tsahalis@lfme.chemeng.upatras.gr

URL:
http://lfme.chemeng.upatras.gr


Laboratory’s Profile


The Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Energy (LFME) of the University of Patr
as
was established in 1990 by
Professor Demos T. Tsahalis
. From its inception, LFME
has focused its activities in the development of methodologies, algorithms and
computer software for the modeling, optimization (Genetic Algorithms) and Artificial
Intellig
ence (Artificial Neural Networks) for the solution of problems ranging from
energy to vibroacoustic and nano/micro
-
applications, as well as performing related
experiments.
LFME has gained considerable expertise in not only performing R&D
but also in managi
ng and coordinating projects, through its participation in European
Commission funded projects.


The main research areas that LFME is involved, are:



Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics



Control of Noise Pollution in Buildings and Open Space (Tra
ffic, Industry)



Control of Noise and Vibration, both Passive and Active, in Transport, i.e,
Aircrafts, Cars, Trains and Ships



Computer Aided Process Engineering (Energy Conservation)



Optimization of Operation and Site
-
scale Energy Use in Production Plants



Simulation of Processes with Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)



Development of ANN
-
based models of human response in various work
environments



Optimization of Processes with Genetic Algorithms


LFME from its establishment has participated in 26 projects (2
2 European, amongst
them 10 BRITE
-
EURAM, 2 GROWTH, 3 JOULE, 2 TACIS) and co
-
ordinated 6 of
them. Through these projects LFME has gained considerable expertise, not only in
performing R&D but also in managing and co
-
ordinating projects and overcoming
politi
cal and / or cultural barriers between the partners.


Furthermore, LFME has successfully organised two international conferences in
Patras (EURONOISE 2001 in January 2001 and GRACM 2002 in June 2002).